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Gc 974.301 W27na 1907 
Norwich University. 
The war-whoop 

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Shooting Gallery 


Furniture and Undertaking, 

Armory Block, Northfield, Vt. 



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Answered at the Northfield House. 

Music, Electric Player Piano. 

Pool and Billiard Tables Bought and Sold. 

Ring Bell at Office Door. 

7 School Street, 

Lady Assistant when Desired. 


Ambulance at the Service of the Public. 

Frank J. Morlarty, 

Boots, Shoes 


and Furnishings, 


Central Block, -- Northfield. 

Northfield, Vermont 

If you have \ us 
They are Right. 

Agent for the 

Regulation Shoe. 


Headquarters for 

Clothing, Footwear 

B. T. ALLE.N, 


Furnishing Goods. 


All Goods Sold for Lowest Cash Price. 

Mayo Block. 

Near Depot, Northfield, Vt. 

Allen County Public Library 

900 Webster Street 

PO Box 2270 

Fort Wayne, IN 46801-2270 


Northfield, Vermont. 

Plumbing^ heating 


Stoves, Ranges and Small Wares 

J. S. Batchelder, 



China, Nails, Paint, 

Crockery, Oils and Varnish, 

Glassware, Glass and Putty, 

Lime, Cement, Seeds. 

Kerr Brothers, 

Corner Water and Union Sts., 
Northfield, Vt. 

Dr. Harry M. Gokey, 


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J. H. Denny. K. R. B. Flint. 


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and the Famous 

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but don't forget our big 
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Clothing and Shoes 

DOWN TO THE minute in style and 
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take measures for Custom Tailoring and 
guarantee the fit. 

Colburn Clothing Company, 


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Sunday included, on our New England States Limited which leaves Northfield 5.57 p. 
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Montreal connection with the International Limited, leaving Montreal at 9.00 a. m., ar- 
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First-Class Vestibule Coaches with High Back Seats to Montreal 

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Rates Lower than Other Lines. 

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Chevrons, Pennants, 
Flags and Equipment 
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Everything in Music, 


Musical Merchandise, 
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Tuning and Repair Work 
Done Jill Over the State. 

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Field Restaurant, 

16 Langdon St. 
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Fishing Tackle and all kinds of 
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Wake, awake ye hoarysage, ye dormant youth ! 
Swhirls the dullest earth aeeasing never. 
Waken then, and join the Heaven-burst yell, forsooth, 
Norwich, Norwich, firm and mighty ever. 

Eyes again may seek anew amidst this pile, 

Clews for loyalty and unrelenting ; 

Every naming heart should bound with pride, the while 

Norwich, Norwich, fame is still begetting. 

Curses smoothe'd, mellowed down to terms of praise 
Make a striver strive for greater booty. 
Aid, abet this volume, then, and cheerings raise 
Norwich, Norwich, love her is your duty. 

R. iv. A. '09 

President, Charles H. Spooner. 







Press of Dean w. edson 

montpelier, vermont 



Here's to the seniors, now departing, 
And may their joys be many and long, 
When they swing the pick or carry the rod, 
While the boss sings to them this song. 

" Tisn't best to try to be always it, 
Nor hold your nose three feet in air 
For often in life you'll get the mit, 
And lose sight of the golden stair." 

We send you forth with some misgivings, 
Some joy and then perchance some woe, 
We ne'er shall forget the sticks you gave us, 
Nor the "call downs" sharper than any hoe. 

In remembrance of your deeds both wrong and right, 
This volume we dedicate to you '07, 
Hoping and praying that if the earth is reversed 
You may stand some chance of Heaven. 

R. L. a. 




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First and Second Classes meet for Summer School. 
Third Class meets for Summer School. 
Fall Term begins at Retreat. 
Term ends at noon. 

Winter Term begins at Retreat. 

Washington's Birthday. 

Term ends at noon. 

Spring Term begins at Retreat. 

Dewey Day. 

Memorial Day. 
-7. Examinations. 
-21. Practice March. 

Baccalaureate Sermon. 

Prize Speaking. 
-26. Annual Meeting of Trustees. 


Entrance Examinations. Term ends. 

First and Second Classes meet for Summer School. 

Third Class meets for Summer School. 

Fall Term begins at Retreat. 



Foreword 7 

Pres. Spooner, cut 8 

University Calendar. 12 

Corporation 14 

The Faculty 16 

College Spirit 19 

The Classes 20 

Seniors 21 29 

Juniors 30-34 

Sophmores 35-41 

Freshmen 42-47 

Fraternities 48 

Theta Chi. 50 

Alpha Sigma Pi 52 

Delta Kappa Psi 54 

Commons Club 56 

Athletics 58 

Base Ball 60 

Foot Ball 62 

Basket Ball 64 

Wearers of the "N" 66 

Athletics at Norwich 69 

Military 7 1-83 

Battalion Organization .... '73 

Articles of Military Interest 75-78 

The Hike of 1906 79-81 

Taps 83 


Summer School Notes. 84-87 

Reveille. 88 

War Whoop. 90 

Honors 92 

Editorials 95 

Grinds, Etc 96- 1 1 7 

Grinds 97-100 

N. U. Directory 101 

Paul Dushaw. 102 

A Norwich Myth 1 03 

Autobiography of the Sen- 
ior Banner 105 

What they came to N.U. for 107 

His Letters to Pa 107 

The Prisoner of Norwich . . 1 1 r 

Authors and their Books. . . 113 

N. U. Dictionary 114 

Side Lights on Great Men. 115 

Alumni 118 

Spring 1 20 

The Old South Barracks, Oh! 121 

Familiar Scenes 122 

To the Color. 123 

Finis 1 24 

The End 125 

College Calendar and Adver- 
tisements 126-137 










Lieut. Coe. FRANK L- HOWE. 


Col. Henry O. Kent, M. A. , LL. D Lancaster, N. H. 

Col. Fred E. Smith Montpelier 

Maj. Gen. GrenvillE M. Dodge, LL. D., M. M. S New York City 

Edwin Porter, M. D. , M. A Northfield 

Waldo P. Clement, M. S New York City 

The Hon. William B. Mayo, M. D Northfield 

Col. KiTTREDGE Haskins, M. C Brattleboro 

The Hon. Frank Plumley, LL. D Northfield 

Joseph K. Edgerton Northfield 

Charles Dole, M. A. (Vice-President) Northfield 

John J. Dewey, M. S Ouechee 

LiEUT. Col. Frank L. Howe, V. N. G Northfield 

The Rev. William S. Hazen, D. D Beverly, Mass. 

The Rev. Isaac P. Booth, D. D Stafford, Conn. 

George D. Thomas, M. A Waltham, Mass. 

J. O. A. McCoLLESTER, M. D., LL. D Waltham, Mass. 

Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard, U. S. A Burlington 

CapT. Henry V. Partridge, M. A Norwich 

The Rev. Howard F. Hill, Ph. D., D. D Concord, N. H. 

Capt. John L. Moseley Northfield 

William A. Shaw, M. S Northfield 

The Rev. Homer White, D. D Randolph 

Edward D. Adams, M. S New York City 

Marshall D. Smith, B. S Northfield 

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Messrs. Plumley, Dodge, Mayo, Smith, M. D. and Shaw. 

Messrs. Cady, Smith, F. E., Dewey, Mayo and Clement. 

Messrs. Moseley, Thomas and Smith, M. D. 

On Degrees. 
Messrs. Edgerton, Moseley and Thomas. 


Appointed by the Governor, in pursuance of act of the Legislature, ap- 
proved November 29th, 1898, for the Biennial Term ending December 1st, 

The Hon. Mason S. Stone, ; - - - - - - Montpelier 

" " Henry I. Stannard, -/-.--. Barton 

Luther B. Johnson, ----- Randolph 

Col. Ernest W. Gibson, --.... Brattleboro 

The Hon. Marshall M. Stocker, ----- Danville 


Leslie A. I. Chapman, 1st Lieutenant, 1st Cavalry, U. S. A., 

William B. Mayo, M. D., 

The Rev. William S. Hazen, D.D., 



Charles H. Spooner, A. M., L. L- D., X. President, N. U., 'jl 

rbert R. Roberts, A. M., ATA. 
Lieutenant Colonel and Dean of Faculty. 
Professor of French and Latin and In- 
structor in Greek, Boston University. 

Ethan Allen Shaw, A. M., C. E., ASTT. 
Captain. Professor of Pure Mathmatics, 

N. U., '91. 

Arthur E. Winslow, C. E., ASTT. 

Captain. Professor of Civil Engineering, 
N. U., '98. 


Charles S. Carleton, C. E., OX. 

Captain. Professor of Field Engineer- 
ing and Drawing. N. U. '96. 

Carl Vos Woodbury, A. B., ©AX. (|)BK. 
Captain. Professor of Chemistry and 
Physics and Instructor in Astronomy. 
Bowdoin, '99. 

Leslie A. I. Chapman, B. D., M. D., Hon. 
A§TT. First Lieutenant First Cavalry, 
U. S. Army. Professor of Military Sci- 
ence and Tactics. Iowa State Normal 
School, B. D. '92. M. D. '93. Univer- 
sity of Michigan. Infantry and Cavalry 
School. U. S. Army Staff College. 


Austin E. Spear, A. B. K§. 

First Lieutenant. Professor of German 
and Spanish. Bowdoin, '04. 

William A. Shaw, M. S. ASTT. 

First Lieutenant. Observer U. S. Weather Bureau. Professor 
of Meteorology. N. U. '88. 

Absent for the year. 

Charles C. Brill, A. M. AKR. 

Lieutenant-Colonel. Professor of Chemistry and Instructor in 
Geology. Syracuse University. John's Hopkins. 



What is College vSpirit ? 
That which inspires a man: — 

To perfect himself as a part of the machinery of the athletic team, not 
for his own glory primarily, but to help win victories for Her. 

To practice scales and tone exercises for years if necessary in order at 
the last to make Her glee club stronger. 

To spend hours of little appreciated work that Her periodicals may 
be of real worth. 

To "speak pieces" until his throat is sore, and pore over dusty vol- 
umes until his eyes ache, that only those may win places on her debating 
team who will surely triumph over Her enemies. 

To work his best in classes that Her standard of scholarship be not 
allowed to fall. 

To take personal care that social conditions are clean, wholesome, 
attractive, and in all ways creditable to Her. 

To give up luxuries and personal benefits to promote her interests. 

To guard Her good name jealously, praising her virtues, mentioning 
Her short-comings only to Her loyal friends and in order to correct them. 

To be as loth to speak slightingly of Her as of his mother. 

To be willing to sacrifice, and to live first, last, always for the honor 
of Alma Mater. 

In short, to be in all things a Man. W. 


CLASS OF 1907 

L. H. DAVIS, President H. C. PRATT, Vice-President 

J. II. MEARS, Treasurer P. V. SHERMAN, Secretary. 

Honorary Member, PAUL DUSHAW 



A strange story is this in some ways, and altho 'tis true that it affects 
the lives and tells of the deeds and thoughts of but an insignificant num- 
ber of individuals, when we consider the world at large, and although it 
has but the smallest place in the history of the world's work, how dear is 
it to those of us, in the Book of Life of whom are a few pages on which 
it appears forever imprinted, and how cherished by those of us who cast 
in our lots together for four years, and have passed from youth to the 
dawn of manhood together — that time in life when the thoughts teem 
with dreams of ambition — that period in which we are weaned from home 
influences and home protection, far too thoroughly in some instances I 

'Twas near the close of September some four short years ago, that 
time of all the year so glorious in Vermont, when the sharp nights turn the 
old hills we love so well into great rolling banks of orange-brown and 
golden splendor. There were fifty-seven of us; hopeful, confident college 
Men. What a mass of self-confidence and self assurance. What pride at 
being away from home — truly men of the world with never so high ambi- 
tions and anticipations of future greatness. 

For several months we had looked forward to that day, to the day 
we should fall into ranks and be soldiers, with stripes and buttons that 
would set the whole world mad with envy. Endless dreams we had had, 
of all the military pomp and parade that our poor minds could conceive. 
And on that fair September day we were sent down town, where we stood 
very erect on a little stool while our measures were taken and then nearly 
collapsed when told that those precious garments would "probably be 
along" in a couple of weeks or so. Next morning we fell in, not in uni- 
form but in civilian clothes, to begin about a week, not of parade but of 
chasing around the top of the hill under a corporal. We wished we never 
had come at all ; but during spare time there were trunks to be elevated 
to third passage, transoms to be shinned and several such recreations pro- 
vided to keep us from getting homesick. 

The sophomores were an aggregation of no small experience in life 
and fully appreciated our worth and abilities, spending some time with 
us in friendly gatherings. We were soon made members in good stand- 
ing of several most ancient and honorable secret societies. I recall sev- 
eral instances when their regard for our comforts even led them to under- 
take trips of a Saturday in search of various small animals to make our 
beds more comfortable. 

And those first classes in college ! What an advance from the ac- 
customed methods of prep, school teaching ! But this soon all wore off 
and it was not long before we were putting snow on the thermometer bulb 
in order to get dismissed without recitation. 

At last the gun was issued and the uniform came, and we were real 
full fledged soldiers. 

An interesting thing it is to note the large number of friends that a 
freshman expects to see on the trains after his uniform arrives. And there 
were band concerts on those cool autumn evenings, and entertainments 
at which the yoirng ladies of town were present. Now of course a fresh- 
man, just in uniform is not much for ladies, bnt there were some among 
our numbers who would "walk over" if they had the chance. 

And so the first year went, with its drills, its studies, dances, camp 
and commencement, and without its gauntlet. Summer came and 
went and fall brought us back broken in numbers, some to wear stripes 
and start the climb to the exalted rank of senior officers. I shall step 
very lightly as I pass those days of Calculus, "Analyt." Mechanics and 
their second cousins. May they forever rest peacefully after the murder- 
ous attacks we made upon them. 

But thoughts of summer school are pleasant to all. We surveyed 
about everything in sight, and had time to throw apples and recount the 
adventures of Paul beside, aud with all the hardships of rainy days of 
hike, the marches are another source of fond memories. 

When we started the last year we numbered "23," but as we approach 
the end we find but sixteen who are likely to survive the struggle and be 
with us after the last kick in June. It is interesting to note the general ad- 
vance and development of our members since that first retreat. Some have 
matured wonderfully, and have grown from the careless boy to the think- 
ing young man. Dignity and authority are born in different ways, vary- 
ing with the personal opinions and ideas of the individual. If there was 
any appreciable amount of self-confidence in those first days, what words 
shall I use to tell yoxi of the general spirit now ? "It is not a little odd 
that when w r e have the least strength to combat the world, we have the 
highest confidence in our abilities. 

Very few individuals in the world possess that happy consciousness of 
their own prowess, which belongs to the newly graduated collegian. His 
mathematics, he has no doubt, will solve for him every complexity of life's 
questions; and his logic will as certainly untie all gordiau knots, whether 
in politics or ethics. He has no idea of defeat; he proposes to take the 
world by storm." But we would not be true college men if the above did 
not apply to us, and are not high hopes and ambitions more worthy of a 
young man than vague doubts of future success? So let us all join once 
more in the good old song of "Aughtie seven". 

Mara sumsic, Meta distic, 

Caravan an du haw; 

Hey leelo Hey li lum, 

Hev lutsie sum yah. JOHN H. Mears. 



lenior «^.iass 


i. Lieut. Roy Morse Batcheller. 0X. 

Prepared at Waterbury H. S. Corp. (2); Sergt. (3); 2nd Lieut. (4). 

2. Lieut. Guv Walter Cobb. OX. 

Prepared at Springfield, H. S. Corp. (2); Sergt. (3); 1st Lieut, 
and Ordnance Officer (4). 

3. Lieut. Leroy Howland Davis. A§TT. 

Prepared at South Royalton H. S. Corp. Sergt. ( 2 ) ; Qm. Sergt. (3); 
1st Lieut, and Quartermaster (4); Varsity Football (3, 4); Asst 
Bus. Mgr. Reveille (3); Bus. Mgr. Reveille (4). 

4. Lieut. Charles Dexter Frink. 

Prepared at West St. District School, Brookfield, Vt. 

5. Lieut. Fay Henry Cameron Graves. AK^. 

Prepared at Vergennes H. S. Corp. (2); Sergt. (3); 1st Lieut. (4); 
Fxchange Editor Reveille (3). 

6. Lieut. Timothy Joseph Holland. A§TT. 

Prepared at Northfield H. S. Sergt. (3); 2nd Lieut. 1st Lieut. (4). 



7. ist Sergt. Edwin Dana Huntley. OX. 

Prepared at Edmunds H. S. Burlington. Corp. Sergt. (3); ist 
Sergt. (4); Football Team (1, 2, 3, 4); Capt. (3, 4). 

8. Capt. Eeroy Eugene Knight. OX. 

Prepared at Bellows Falls H. S. Corp. (2); Sergt. ist Sergt. (3); 
Capt. (4); Asst. Manager Basket Ball Team (2); Manager (3); 
Member of Baseball Team (3, 4); Sec. Class (2, 3); Pres. Athletic 
Association (4). 

9. Eieut. Oliver Yeaton Eeonard. 

Prepared at Northfield H. S. Sergt., ist Sergt., 2nd Lieut (4). 

10. Grosvenor Roy Lindsay. 

Prepared at Island Pond H. S. Baseball Team (3). 

11. Capt. John Henry Mears. A§TT. 

Prepared at Enosburgh Falls H. S. Baseball Team (1, 2,3); 
Treasurer Class, (1, 2, 3); Reveille Staff, (Military Editor ) (3 ); 
Corp. Sergt. (2); 2nd Lieut. (3); Capt. (4). 

12. John K. Morris. ASTT. 

Prepared at McGuire School, Richmond, Va. Keswick School, 
Keswick, Va. Baseball Team (1, 2, 3, 4); Corp. (2); Sergt. (3); 



[3. Capt. Marshall Joseph Noyes. OX. 

Prepared at Brattleboro H. S. Corp. Sergt. (2); 2nd Lieut. (3); 
Capt. (4); Pres. Class (3); Local Editor Reveille (2, 3); Military 
Editor (4 ). 

[4. Major Harry Chadwick Pratt. OX. 

Prepared at Washington County Grammar School (Montpelier 
H. S.). Corp. vSergt. (2); 2nd Lieut. (3); Major (4); Asst. Editor 
Reveille (3); Military Editor (3); Asst. Manager Baseball Team 
(3); Vice-Pres. Class (4); Sec.-Treas. Athletic Association (3). 

5. Lieut. William Maurice Ryan. A5TT. 

Prepared at Northfield H. S., Vermont Academy (one year). Corp. 
(2); Sergt. (3); 2nd Lieut. (4). 

[6. Lieut. Philip Vincent Sherman. AK 1 ^. 

Prepared at Edmunds H. S. Corp. (2); Sergt. (3); est Lieut. (4); 
Sec. Class (4); Athletic Editor Reveille (3). 

['7. Lieut. Thorpe Ridley Thomas. OX. 

Prepared at Mount Hermon. Corp. (2, 3); 2nd Lieut. (4). 

t8. Lieut. Robert Pettigrew Watson. ASTT. 

Prepared at Lyndonville H. S. . Asst. Manager Football Team ( 2 ) ; 
Varsity Basketball and Baseball Team (1, 2,3,4); Capt. Baseball 
Team (3); Capt. Basketball team (3, 4); Corp. Sergt. (2) 1st Sergt. 
(3); 1st Lieut, and Adj. (4); Vice-Pres. Class (3); Athletic Editor 
Reveille (2); Vice-Pres. Athletic Association. 



CLASS OF 1908 

Motto: "./ Passe Ad Esse." 

K. F. BALDWIN, President C. N. BARBER, Vice-President 

F. S. STOW, Sec. and Treasurer J. I. CHASE, Marshal 



It is some three years now since '08 first entered within the classic 
portals of Old N. U. At that time we numbered fifty-three and the 
brightest, brainiest, and most brilliant set of men that had ever been gath- 
ered together here. All parts of the Union, from the rolling prairies of 
Oklahoma where the bad man sells poor booze to the painted redskin, to 
the windy sand dunes of Cape Cod where the buxom maid watches for the 
home coming of her stalwart fisher lad, were represented here. You 
would have known it had you seen us. Of course to this conglomeration 
most anything could be expected to happen. And things were happening 
all the time. "Nero" did his prairie dog stunts to perfection, "Bait." Bill 
singing rag-time in that sweet soft soprano of his, was always around, and 
to see "Bucko" Nims, "Tommy" Brown, "Mac" McCarthy and "Limpy" 
Chase close together, one could not wonder at our brilliancy. 

The lack of ancient customs among the classes grieved us exceedingly 
and we started in to establish some. That was the class rush. It was a 
good one, but there we found the ancient Norwich custom of "shagging." 
It was up to us and it was also no more rowdyism for ours. We became 
good soldiers developing especially along the line of artistic "squealers." 
That was our fad and while "Pink" took first prize, "Crab and others 
were in the money and soon gems went into "Old Griz's locker." 

Our Freshman dance is now an old story but it sure was a dandy and 
some very poor imitations have since been handed out but there is nothing 
to them. 

It was in this year that the '07 banner disappeared and where it went 
the Sophs did not know. Theythought the rats at No. 2 had eaten it 
and they might as well still think so. 

As Sophomores some of us became Corporals because it is ordered 
thus in the Regulations. But the greedy Juniors copped some, much to 
our sorrow. That we were a glittering success as "non corns." was 
shown by the number of visits some of us paid to the office for consul- 
tation as to how the University should be run. Our treatment of the 
"rooks" was ideal, we being severe enough to expose their insignificance, 
but not so harsh as to be brutal. As usual, things came our way from 
academic prizes to demerits and always in showers. Don't you know that 
"Steve" landed four of the gaudy ones and got so many demerits that his 

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stalwart form became bowed down from the weight. At this time our 
mania for debts became prominent. We owed everyone from the washer 
lady who cleaned the hall for our dance to the University treasurer for 
special exams. Class dues and assessments we loathed and despised, and 
duns were our glory. Trouble was the spice of life to us and our glee was 
unbounded, watching or hearing the rooks walking the midnight watches 
after painting the stack goaded to it by a wily Soph. Always the same, 
whether hiding Threeshi's hat or being nailed for third privilege. 

Especial prominence was gained by the masterly manner in which we 
passed off Math and it is still a mystery to some how they did it. 

We entered our Junior year with forebodings of evil, dread of disaster, 
for "Dad" had us at his mercy then and terrible were the tales we had 
heard. Also no longer would the gruff growls of "Old Griz" make our 
hair rise when the O. D.'s hitting average stood high. We lamented be- 
cause we loved him but "this military must be kept up" and a new Com. 
came and our affections, so true and tried, were transfered. "Pooh-Bah" 
left too, for a sunnier clime and not for long did "Nancy" stand the 
strain, but did likewise. 

The treasury accumulations had to be spent so we got a class 
banner, paid cash because it came C. O. D. and have wanted the '07 class 
to see it ever since. We are still living in this indolent, progressive and 
rapid hope trusting that all things are for the best. Dodging the showers 
of General Orders, saving our pennies to buy the new uniforms prescribed 
and plugging for the officers exams, the time has passed swiftly. The 
gate of our Senior year hangs close ahead. Are the shoulder straps 
waiting behind for us or is it again the "buck's rifle. Do we strut as real 
Seniors or does a star shine opposite our names in the catalogue. We 
don't know, but waking with "I will try" before our eyes and sleeping on, 
"I wish I had," we hope for the best and try to believe that "it doesn't 
really matter." L. J. Clarkson. 


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C. E. 

E. Liberty, Ohio 

C. N. Barber, 0X 

C. E. 

Barre, Vt. 

F. V. Bourbon, 

C. E. 

Woodstock, Vt. 

T. W. Brown, AK^ 

C. E. 

East Hampton, Conn 

J. I. Chase, 

C. E. 

Maiden, Mass. 

L. J- Clarkson, AKY 

C. E. 

Portland, Conn. 

C. E. Day, ©X 

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Baldwinville, Mass. 

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Roxbury, Mass. 

R. A. Eaton, A5TT 


Gouldsville, Vt. 

W. P. Fraser, A5TT 

C. E. 

Waltham, Mass. 

F. J. McCarthy, 

C. E. 

Northfield Falls, Vt. 

G. F. Mitchell, Jr., 0X 

C. E. 

Medfield, Mass. 

H. L. Muller, AKY 


Cienfuegos, Cuba 

H. A. Nims, AKY 

C. E. 

Keene, N. H. 

R. North, ASTT 

C. E. 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

J. E. O'Donnell, ASTT 

C. E. 

Northampton, Mass. 

E. F. Parker, 

S. & E. 

Northfield, Vt. 

S. M. Parker, AKt 

C. E. 

Maiden, Mass. 

R. V. Root, 

C. E. 

Cromwell, Conn. 

A. H. Sjovall, 

C. E. 

Cromwell, Conn. 

D. F. Smith, A§TT 

C. E. 

Stowe, Vt. 

D. W. Smith, ©X 

C. E. 

Ashley Falls, Mass. 

F. S. Stowe, 0X 

C. E. 

Middletown, Conn. 

L. N. Wheelock, ©X 

C. E. 

Montpelier, Vt. 

E. C. White, AKY 

C. E. 

Manchester, N. H. 

M.S. Wilder, AKY 

C. E. 

Woodstock, Vt. 

W. E. Norton, AKY 

Position on B. & O. R. R. 

C. E. 

Baltimore, M. D. 



p(H(©iMiaRI m 


CLASS OF 1909 

W. L. CLARK, President E. C. HAYDEN, Vice-President 

G. I. Rowe, Secretary F. S. CLARK, Treasurer 





i. Now it came to pass in the year 1905 that a new tribe came to 
dwell in the kingdom of Norwich. 

2. And they named their name "Naughty Nine." 

3. There was great rejoicing throughout the land for it was the 
largest tribe that had entered the kingdom for some years and it had 
assembled from various parts. 

4. And over the kingdom ruled "Prexy" the great king, a man 
with honor, although he could have sold it to the Railroad Trusts for a 
goodly sum. 

5. The king sat high on his seat, in cavalry boots, and on his right 
hand sat his premier, the "Com." faithful to the laws, which was a 
wonder in those days. 

6. And the Naughty-Niners, content, waxed fat and swelled in 
head and were well joshed and named "rooks" by the tribe of Naughty- 

7. And they were a nine days wonder among the tribes and did 
strange and kittenish things. 

8. But lo, the Com. waxed hot in his wrath for the honored tribe 
dared to daub numerals in white upon the darker smoke-stack in the still 

9. Thus spake the Com. and out of his lips came wisdom, "Now I 
say unto you, he that sticketh to the evil do-er and discloseth him not, 
he, even he himself shall be stuck." 

10. And it was so. Stuck-ko was the word. 

11. Yea his wrath cooleth not and he kicked over the traces, he 
chewed nails of wire and 4x4 timber that one Doc. Winch left lying 

12. And anger begat punishment, and punishment begat soreness, 
and soreness begat dislike. 

13. Even now I say the Com. was in disfavor, and many carried 
their thumbs reversed and were about to strike their tents and seek a far- 
off laud. 


14- But they then, so doing saw themselves akin to Bill Waldy 
Astor and they were sot in their desire to remain for they despised to be 
like him. 

15. And so they shagged in the evening, night, and yea, even in 
the wee small hours for they loved the law. 

16. The Com. was all powerful and at the close of the first year 
that the new tribe was under his thumb he caused all the tribes to 
hit the pike. 

17. They skedaddled, yea sneaked, and sojourned for many days in 
strange lands even to the tribe of naughty-six, grave and dignified. 

18. And they did many strange things and enjoyed themselves. 

19. And the rain was upon the earth seven days out of ten and 
many cussed right merrily. 

20. And then the sojourners returned to their own lands on the 
tenth day. 

21. Then it was learned that a mighty king o'er all the earth (or 
wanting to be) one Roosevelt, had pointed his index at the Com. and 
shrieked, "You to the Philipines." 

22. Yea, even then the Com. was squelched and tarried not for 
Roosey was stronger than the Com. even as steel is stronger than tin in 
making gods. 

23. Among the tribes there was weeping and gnashing of teeth, 
sometimes more of one, sometimes more of the other. 

24. And then the tribes knew what they had lost, and I say unto 
you that ye know not when you are well off until that which maketh 
you well off is kicked from under you. 

25. And the naughty-niners still sojourned in the land. 

26. They had done divers things and people are still doing them. 

27. And the Com. dwelled in the kingdom of Norwich an hundred 
and one score months and he beat it and skidooed. 


1 . And Prexy reigned in glory yet another year although the light 
of the kingdom had been hit with a brick and driven afar off to lands of 
naked men and women. 

2. And a new Com. came to sojourn in the land. 

3. He was sent by the great god Roosey and was not so great in 
title but yea even four score times as great in power and love of the laws. 

4. Verily, verily he was a valiant man for he dared attend whist 
parties which was violent pastime in those days. 

5. And the tribe of naughty-niners discarded their former title 
"Rooks" and named their name Sophomores and all saw that it was good. 

6. And wisdom permeated their ko-kos even as the hobo eateth pie, 
in chunks. 

7. And the tribe of naughty-niners was lessened in the second year 
for some fell by the wayside fearing "Militarism" and liked not the lay 


of the land, the color of the bricks nor the looks of some corn-cob de- 
odorizers. Poor weaklings ! 

8. Now in these days the tribe saw many things finished which they 
had begun in the first year of their sojourn. 

9. And they rejoiced and were exceeding glad of these things. 

10. Some gained favor in the Corn's eyes and got passes to 'pelier 
and butted into society there. 

11. Yea this they did even as Leon, begat of Roach, did in North- 
field with an ice pick and a stone hammer (or tried to do.) 

12. And some waxed strong in love, even to sugar parties and 
sleigh rides. 

13. In truth I say those ones Grant begat of Haight, and Theodore 
and G. W. surnamed Clark crossed even the line of amateurs and they 
named their name "Toozers." 

14. And it came to pass at this time that the Com. sat down on the 
tribe even as a man who steppeth on the banana peel gaineth the sidewalk 
with a thud. 

15. Yea this was so for they horsed the new tribe that came among 
them and it made the Com. wrathy, yea even to excess. 

16. And the Com made a law that the gentle fawns should not be 
terrorized or else someone would gain the fatal number 23 as a prize. 

17. Even as I say, it was, and Prexy heard the law and the law 
was good in his sight. 

18. And "dignity," a strange cloak was urged on the Sophomores. 

19. But now I say unto you this is my commandment to you, 
Dignity is like unto a high collar, it maketh a man to stretch his neck 
till his head is even above that of his fellows. Yea verily. 

20. And Cuje the scribe, the Lord Scratchitory of the Realm writ in 
his book of deeds that the Com. had taken an artillery cheese knife and 
cut hazing out of the land and was entitled to an N. 

21. And the tribe snickered. 

22. The yelps of the new tribe were heard no more for one had 

23. And he was shunned even among his fellows. 

24. So I say Friday and Saturday nights were dull in the land and 
many took to manipulating the pasteboards and delving into such works 
as "Dare Devil Dan's Dirty Deeds" or "Beautiful Beatrice's Bouncing 
Beaux," for they loved not Ana Dytical. 

25. And a mighty roar went up for there was a dearth of literature 
in the land. 

26. And some of the tribe of Sophomores begat honor and some 

27. Yea even unto nine were chevrons tacked on and five were sur- 
named Clark and no extra bar was given as a tally mark so the mighty 
O. D. was always mixed with them. 


28. And now I say some one was wise and made suggestions that 
Liz, Wally, Ted, etc. be appended neath the blood red stripes. 

29. The tribe now new the "Profs," they the mighty Wisdom 
Venders of Prexy's Court and feared them for they carried flunks the im- 
plements of war in their hip pockets. 

30. Yea even as the wind scattereth seeds so was knowledge even so 
in bunches. 

31. And Presper surnamed Andrews gaineth fame as assistant 
manager in baseball and even as a lord in literature. 

32. Yea the Reveille staff pounced on him and he succumbed and 
wrote of love of which there was a dearth in the land for no man loved 
his neighbor. 

33. And Wally son of Clark was famed as the ranking Corporal and 
assistant manager football. 

34. And Ames begat honor in basket-ball and also Carpenter and 

35. And Damon was a footballist and Boyce and Smith and 
Andrews vied as orderlies in the Corn's favor. 

36. So say I it was with Leonard and Thomas and Haight. 

37. And now I say unto you fame perched on the crowns of many 
and glory still remained with them yea and so it shall even to the end of 

38. Yea verily, verily, he who seeketh honor will find it perching on 
his crown or mayhap lower down — in his neck. R. L. A. '09. 





C. A. Adams 

C. E. 

Stowe, Vt. 

G. E. Ames, Jr., OX 

C. E. 

Lowell, Mass. 

G. G. Anderson, OX 

C. E. 

St. Louis, Mo. 

R. L. Andrews, 

C. E. 

Northfield Falls, Vt. 

L. E. Auge, 

C. E. 

Woonsocket, R. I. 

F. M. Barney, 0X 

C. E. 

Springfield, Vt. 

L- P. Bayley, ASTT 

C. E. 

Peacham, Vt. 

L. G. Billings, A§TT 

C. E. 

Richford, Vt. 

E. A. Boyce, A§TT 

C. E. 

Waterbury, Vt. 

H. M. Brush, A§TT 

C. E. 

Stowe, Vt. 

G. E. Carpenter, A§TT 

C. E. 

Charlotte, Vt. 

M.E. Carpenter, A§TT 

C. E. 

Charlotte, Vt. 

C. P. Cassidy, 

C. E. 

Poultney, Vt. 

E. N. Clark, A§TT 

C. E. 

Waltham, Mass. 

F. S. Clark, A§TT 

C. E. 

Waltham, Mass. 

G. W. Clark, 

C. E. 

Lowell, Mass. 

H. T. Clark, 

C. E. 

East Hampton, Conn 

W. L. Clark, ACT 


St. Albans, Vt. 

M. H. Damon, OX 

C. E. 

Bellows Falls, Vt. 

F. S. Dewey, 

C. E. 

Brookfield, Vt. 

J. T. Gilmour, ACT 

C. E. 

Glover, Vt. 

C. F. W. Graeser, 

C. E. 

Brattleboro, Vt. 

G. R. Haight, ACT 

C. E. 

Ferrisburg, Vt. 

E. S. Harbour, OX 

C. E. 

Bennington, Vt. 

E. C. Haydeu, OX 

C. E. 

Bane, Vt. 

IE E. Leonard, A§TT 

C. E. 

Shoreham, Vt. 

H. M. Lord, 


Northfield, Vt. 

H. W. Patterson, A§TT 

C. E. 

Barton, Vt. 

F. L. Roach, 

C. E. 

Maiden, Mass. 

G. I. Rowe, ACT 

C. E. 

Danville, Vt. 

R. H. Seiple, 

C. E. 

Vergennes, Vt. 

J. S. Smith, AZTT 

C. E. 

Stowe, Vt. 

E. M. Wheatley, 

C. E. 

East Brookfield, Vt. 

C. C. Thomas, 

C. E. 

Pittsford, Vt. 

H. E. Heyer, 


Enosburgh Falls, Vt. 

C. E. vSoule, 

C. E. 

St. Albans, Vt. 


G.B. Steele, ACT 

C. E. 

Portland, Conn. 

C. E. in Philippines 

E. C. Howe, OX 

C. E. 

Millis, Mass. 

Appointed to Annapolis 

H. P. Aldrich, 

C. E. 

Northfield, Vt. 

C. A.Rosa, ACT 

C. E. 

Gloversville, N. Y. 

G. E. Whitman, 

C. E. 

Saranac Lake, N. Y. 


4 1 


CLASS OF 1910 

CAMPBELL, President LIGHT, Vice-President 

COLE, Secretary NOYES, Treasurer 



When the day on which we were scheduled to make our appearance 
at Norwich at length arrived the whole corps turned out in force to see 
that we were received in a manner worthy the class of 1910. Everywhere 
were rumors of the sad fate which we were destined to receive at the hands 
of the Sophomores, and for some time we went about with a properly hum- 
ble and apologetic demeanor, which, however, wore off when we found 
that the boasts of our would-be tormentors were hardly born out by facts. 
They seemed completely cowed, either by the orders from the authorities 
or from fear of violence at our hands. Of course we are inclined to be- 
lieve that it was the latter. To be sure we have not entirely escaped such 
ordeals as polishing off the common in front of the Old Barracks or brush- 
ing off uniforms before formations, but every task was imposed in so apol- 
ogetic a manner, that instead of resenting it we could not but feel some- 
what sorry for them. Nevertheless it is sad to think of their fate had our 
numbers reached expectations, but as it happened we barely numbered 
fifty and since then one of our numbers has gone to West Point, one to 
Annapolis, and others to places unknown. 

We were so well represented on the varsity football team that we ex- 
pected to humble the class of 1909, but at the last moment it occurred to 
us that it would be a shame to be less considerate of them than 1908 had 
been and consequently we allowed the game to be a tie. No basket ball 
game was played but the baseball game is already as much ours as if it 
had been played. Although our representation on the varsity in all three 
branches of athletics have been very creditable and something to be proud 
of, as yet our ambition to make a name for ourselves in athletics as a class 
has had little outlet, but we are soon to make our debut in the social line 
and greatly will the upper classmen marvel thereat. time when formations for recitations were held in the Old Bar- 
racks and a group of possibly half a dozen freshmen were at one end of 
the passage, the rancorous voice of one of the score or so of Sophs, at the 
other end was heard to say, "Lets rush 'em," but when enough freshmen 
appeared from the adjoining rooms to even things up the bold Sophs, tried 
hard to look unconcerned and as though a rush was the last thing they 
would think of. Probably it was. 


At one of our early class meetings soon after our organization, some 
zealous advocate of parliamentary law suggested that we have a constitu- 
tion. Immediately a committee was appointed and in due time presented 
the result of their labors for adoption. There have been many meetings 
siuce for that purpose and we hope to have adopted it all for use in our 
senior year. 

The sophs still have their banner but it would be well for them to 
keep a sharp watch for we still have an eye on it, and if indeed it is true 
that "all things come to him who waits" and "nothing is impossible 
where there is determination " we will yet have our hands as well as our 
eyes thereon. 

Thus ends the first installment of our history. Soon we will be 
sophomores ourselves and must shoulder the responsibility of making the 
rooks walk in the straight and narrow path, for it is unreasonable to ex- 
pect that the next class will be unable to do so well as we without more 
assistance than has fallen to our lot. 

Charles B. Sanford. 





C. Adams, OX 

C. E. 

Brattleboro, Vt. 

H. A. Ainley, OX 

C. E. 

Chester, Vt. 

J. W. Alger, 

C. E. 

Stowe, Vt. 

L. W. Balcom, 

C. E. 

Claremont, N. H. 

M. A. Barrows, 

C. E. 

Stowe, Vt. 

C. N. Blake, 

C. E. 

Northfield, Vt. 

J. A. Brinkeroff, 0X 

C. E. 

Altoona, Pa. 

C. F. Campbell, 0X 

C. E. 

Lowell, Mass. 

J. B. Carswell, 0X 

C. E. 

Barre, Vt. 

W. L. Chum, 

C. E. 

Shanghai, China. 

R. L. Clark, 0X 

C. E. 

Syassett, N. Y. 

H. E. Cole, A3TT 

C. E. 

Winthrop, Mass. 

E. Collins, A3TT 

C. E. 

Nashua, N. H. 

E. M. Cutting, 


Northfield, Vt. 

C. W. Dewey, 


Brookfield, Vt. 

G. W. Dillingham, 

C. E. 

Northfield, Vt. 

H. E. Drake, OX 

C. E. 

Gardner, Mass. 

T. W. Earle, 

C. E. 

Chester, Vt. 

P. S. Emerson, 

C. E. 

Brattleboro, Vt. 

L. C. Flint, 

C. E. 

Montpelier, Vt. 

W. B. Frost, 

C. E. 

Cristobal, Panama, 

E. T. Giles, 

C. E. 

Lowell, Mass. 

B. H. Grout, A§TT 

C. E. 

Waterbury, Vt. 

C. C. Hayden, 

C. E. 

Castleton, Vt. 

R. W. Hedges, 

C. E. 

Northfield, Vt. 

R. D. Hope, A§TT 

C. E. 

Middlebury, Vt. 

W. F. Johnson, AKY 

C. E. 

Lynn, Mass. 

L. U. Kennedy, AK^ 

C. E. 

Gloversville, N. Y. 

H. H. Kinsman, 

C. E. 

Rochester, N. Y. 

V. M. Libby, OX 

C. E. 

Burlington, Vt. 

F. Light, ASTT 

C. E. 

S. Norwalk, Conn. 

C. A. Lyle, 

C. E. 

Concord, N. H. 

W. L. Maynard, 

C. E. 

Greenfield, Mass. 

T. J. MeGarry, AKY 

C. E. 

New York, N. Y. 

C. H. Moore, AKY 

C. E. 

Maiden, Mass. 

A. L. Noyes, 

C. E. 

Hyde Park, Vt. 

A. W. Reid, OX 

C. E. 

Barre, Vt. 

J. T. Rich, ASTT 

C. E. 

New York, N. Y. 

R. K. Richmond, 

C. E. 

Windsor, Vt. 

F. L- Robinson, 


Stowe, Vt. 

C. B. Sanford, AKY 

C. E. 

Bellows Falls, Vt. 


U. Schakowski, AKt 

C. E. 

Claremont Jet., N. H 

K. F. Stebbins, ASTT 

C. E. 

Northfield, Vt. 

C. P. Strobell, A§TT 

C. E. 

Rutland, Vt. 

A. M. Tenney, A§TT 

C. E. 

Granville, N. Y. 

F. M. Thomas, ©X 


Bristol, Vt. 

J. H. Whitney, 


Franklin, Vt. 

S. H. Foster 

C. E. 

North Calais, Vt. 

Appointed to West Pt. 

H. A. Flint, ASH 

Appointed to Annapolis. 

C. E. 

St. Jonhsbury, Vt. 



Greek Letter Fraternities 

of Norwich University in the order 
in which they were established 



Founded in 1856. 
Colors:— red and white. 

Chapter Roll 

ALPHA: Norwich University. 

BETA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 

GAMMA: University of Maine, 

National Association 

President: E. W. Clark, N. U. '92. 

Rec. Sec'y. G. H. Chapin, Jr., N. U. 

Cor. Sec'y. P. B. Webber, M. I. T., 

Treas. H. C. Pratt, N. U., '07. 


Charles Dole, '67 
W. L. Dole, '70 
R. A. Silver, '74 
C. M. Davis, '81 

Fratres in Urbe 

J. M. Holland, '84 
J. H. Judkins, '90 
B. F. Allen, '00 
E. A. Chase, '03 
W. M. Morrill, Ex-'o5 




C. H. Spooner, '78 

C. S. Carlton, 


; in Universitate 

R. M. Batchelder 
G. W. Cobb 
E. D. Huntley 



R. Thomas. 

L. E. Knight 
M. J. Noyes 
H. C. Pratt 

C. N. Barber 
C. E. Day 
J. F. Mitchell 

G. E. Ames, Jr., 
G. G. Anderson 
F. M. Barney 


D. U. Smith 
F. S. Stow 

L. N. Wheelock 

M. H. Damon 

E. S. Harbour 
E. C. Hayden 

Crosby Adams 
H. A. Ainley 
J. A. Brinkeroff 
C. F. Campbell 
J. B. Carswell 

R. L. Clark 
H. E. Drake 
V. M. Libbey 
A. W. Reid 
F. M. Thomas 





Founded in 1857. 

Colors.— Bdue and white. 

F. L. Howe, ex-'8o 
W. A. Shaw, '89 
H. C. Mosely, '95 
C. A. Plumley, '96 
I. E. Ellis, 'oi 
H. W. Orscr, ex-'02 
K. R. H. Flint, '03 
J. T. Lance, '01 



M. D. Smith, 'Si 
H. C. Cady, '91 
W. G. Huntley, '95 
W. A. Ellis, '97 
R. A. Bullock, ex-'gS 
H. M. Howe, ex-'o5 
H. J. Dane, '90 

E. A. Shaw, '91 
A. E. Winslow, '98 

Fratres in Facultate 

W. A. Shaw 

Fratres in Universitate 

L. H. Davis 
T. J. Holland 
J. H. Mears 

W. T. Randall 
W. M. Ryan 
R. P. Watson 

K. F. Baldwin 
R. A. Eaton 
W. P. Fraser 

R. G. North 
J. E. O'Donnel 
n. F. Smith 

L. P. Bayley 
L. G. Billing- 
E. A. Boyce 
H. M. Brush 
G. E. Carpenter 

M. E. Carpenter 

E. N. Clark 

F. S. Clark 
H. E. Leonard 
H. W. Patterson 
J. S. Smith 

H. E. Cole 
Everett Collins 
II. A. Flint 
B. H. Grout 
R. D. Hope 

Freeman Light 
J. T. Rich 
K. F. Stebbins 
C. P. Strobell 
A. M. Tenney 


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Founded in 1905. 

Colors: — purple and argent. 

Fratres in Universitate 

F. H. C. Graves 

Philip V. Sherman 

T. W. Brown 
L- J. Clarkson 
I. B. Edwards 
H. L. Muller 

H. A. Nims 
S. M. Parker 
E. C. White 
M. S. Wilder 

W. L. Clark 
J. T. Gilmour 

G. R. Haight 
G. I. Rowe 

W. F. Johnson 
C. B. Sanford 
U. Schakowski 

L. U. Kennedy 
T. J. McGarry 
C. H. Moore 





A national Commons Club was organized at Dartmouth College in 
December, 1906, by delegates from Middlebury, Norwich, Amherst, Union 
and Wesleyan. All delegates signed the constitution formulated and it 
has since been adopted by the clubs in these colleges. Work is now pro- 
gressing in organizing clubs in other colleges and bringing them into the 

The national officers are: 

R. V. Root, Norwich, Pres. 

W. E. Bristol, Middlebury, Vice Pres. 

W. C. Atkins, Wesleyan, Sec.-Treas. 

The officers of the N. U. Commons are : 
R. V. Root, '08, Pres. 
G. W. Clark, '09, Sec. 
E. T. Giles, '10, Treas. 

The membership now numbers 39. 
J. E. Donanue 
CD. Frink 

D. L. Hoyt 

O. Y. Leonard 
G. R. Lindsey 
W. H. Sharp 
F. V. Bourdon 
J. I. Chase 
F. J. McCarthy 
C. F. W. Graeser 
F. L. Roach 
C. C. Thomas 
M. A. Barrows 

E. M. Cutting 
P. S. Emerson 
R. W. Hedges 
E. F. Parker 
R. V. Root 

A. H. Sjovall 

C. A. Adams 
R. H. Seiple 

F. W. Alger 
C. W. Blake 

G. W. Dillingham 
W. B. Frost 

H. H. Kinsman 
J. H. Whitney 
' R. L. Andrews 
L. E. Auge 
G. W. Clark 
H. T. Clark 
A. L. Noyes 
E. M. Wheatley 
L. W. Balcom 
W. L. Chun 
T. W. Earle 

E. T. Giles 

W. L. Maynard 

F. L. Robinson. 






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Officers of the Norwich University Athletic Association. 


Vice President, 

Secretary and Treasurer, 

Chairman Board of Directors, 

Secretary Board of Directors, - 

Representative from Alumni, 

Representative on Board of Directors, Class of 1907, 

Representative on Board of Directors, Class of 1908 

Representative on Board of Directors, Class of 1909 

L. E. Knight 

C. N. Barber 

F. M. McCarthy 

Prof. C. V. Woodbury 

A. E. Winslow 

Mr. H. C. Cady 

R. P. Watson 

J. E. O'Donnell 

G. E. Ames, Jr 





D. U. Smith, Manager. C. N. Barber, Asst. Manager. 

R. P. Watson, Captain. 

Pitcher, Oram, '07. 

Catcher, Cole, '09 1st Base, Moore, '07 

2nd Base, Knight, '07 3rd Base, O'Donnell, '08 

Short Stop, Brown, '08 Center Field, Watson, '07 

Right Field, Mears, '07 Left Field, Randall, '07 

Subs, Lindsey, '07, Hutchens, '08, McGraw, '09 


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L. J. Clarkson, Manager. W. L. Clark, Asst. Manager. 

E. D. Huntley, Captain. 


Campbell, '10 


Wilder, '08 L. G. 
Davis, '07 R. G. 


Brinkeroff, '10 L. T. 
Huntley, '07 R. T. 


Carswell, '10 Q. B. 
Barber, '08 L- H. B. 

Stitt '10 R. H. B. 
Maynard, 'io F. B. 

Clarkson, '08 L- E. 

Ried, '10 R. E. 

Light, '10 
Barney, 09 

Cassidy, '10 

Damon, '09 
Howe, '09 




BASKET BALL, '06-'07 

M. S. Wilder, Manager. E. S. Harbour, Asst. Manager. 

R. P. Watson, Captain. 


Wilder, '08. 


R. B., Watson, '07 R. F., Barney, '09 

L. B., Reid, '10 L,. F., Carpenter, G., '09 


Harbour, '09 McCarthy, '08 

Ames, '09 
























Carpenter G. 





Smith, D. U. 




Carpenter, G. 

Carpenter, G. 











Clarkson, Football. 
Smith, D. U., Baseball. 
Barber, Baseball. 
Knight, Basketball. 
Wilder, Basketball. 



From remotest antiquity, man has engaged in competitive feats of 
physical strength and endurance. The greatest of ancient people, the 
Greeks, and Romans, were noted as much for their athletics as for their 
beautiful architecture, or wonderful statesmanship. In our age, although 
conditions have greatly changed, we still find man engaged in athletics. 
The young man, and the college man in particular, is the one to whom 
we look for the greatest physical development and the most enthusiasm 
in the various sports. Wherever in this broad land of ours you find an 
institution of learning, there you will find athletics developed to a greater 
or less degree of perfection, and Norwich, our "Alma Mater" so dear to 
the hearts of all her sons, is no exception to the rule. 

We do love athletics here at Norwich, and the teams we turn out 
make a very creditable showing against the teams of other institutions. 
But athletics here at old N. U. as they exist today, and as they have ex- 
isted for many years, are not what they should be, nor what the alumni 
and undergraduates wish them to be. 

Of course we all understand that athletics are handicapped in an in- 
stitution where military is one of the principal features ; notably in the 
shortness of the time we have to devote to practice. But on the other 
hand the advantages of a military training are far greater than the disad- 
vantages. The drills in which we daily participate keep the men in good 
physical condition, so that when the training season commences, the men 
who go out for the various teams, have a good foundation upon which to 
build. Military training teaches men to think and to act quickly ; to 
command and obey ; and above all things it teaches one to work in uni- 
son with others, doing his individual share toward the accomplishment of 
a desired end. These are all invaluable qualities to the athlete, and the 
team composed of individuals to whom these qualities have become a 
habit, is bound to win out over a team without them ; other conditions 
being good. So then we see at once that although Norwich is small in 
numbers, there are many advantages that it has over civilian schools and 
colleges, whose enrollment is larger. 

Looking from this point of view, the questions that naturally present 
themselves to us are: Why are athletics in Norwich not in a better con- 
dition and how can they be improved ? In the first place there is 
something radically wrong in the general management of athletics. It is 
not systematic, and there is no fixed rule laid down for the undergraduate 
managers to abide by. When a manager is elected, he goes ahead and 
arranges games with whomsoever he sees fit. He fixes his own guarantee 
aud although the schedule is shown to the athletic director before the open- 
ing of the season, it is the manager of the team who is alone responsible 
for everything. When the season opens there is often a deficiency in the 


treasury left over from the preceding year, and there is seldom if ever any 
money on hand with which to begin the season. It then becomes the man- 
ager's duty to raise the money with which to carry out his schedule. This 
money is raised for the most part by voluntary subscriptions from the 
Corps. Some comes from the alumni, although the number of alumni 
subscriptions has not always been as great as might have been expected. 
The gate receipts are very small. And so it is that the support of the va- 
rious teams falls for the most part upon the undergraduates, and the sub- 
scriptions being voluntary this support does not fall on all alike, but upon 
a few who bear the expense of all. Not only this but the manager can 
collect the subscriptions only when the men have money to pay them, 
and it sometimes happens that two or three days before a game is to be 
played there is no money to meet the expenses, so it is up to the manager to 
either stand back of the team himself or cancel the game. 

In order to turn out good teams there must be good coaching, and al- 
though there has been a great improvement along this line during tne last 
few years, there is still room for greater. The coaches that we have had 
for the last few years, have for the most part been good men, and have 
done us worlds of good, as can be readily seen by the superiority of our pres- 
ent teams, over the teams turned out when we had no coaching. If then 
what coaching we have had has been of so much value to us, how much 
greater would be the value to us, of a permanent coach for the teams. A 
man who knew the existing conditions, and who could teach a style of 
playing which would be the same from season to season. 

Suitable training is a course which all athletes must undergo, if they 
ever expect to reach perfection, and it is something that the men who go 
out for the teams at Norwich get very little of. Last year the training 
table was introduced for the first time, I believe, and although the 
diet was not as limited as it might have been, nor the training rules as 
strict, yet it did much toward developing one of the best football teams 
that Norwich ever turned out. 

If athletics are to improve, and come up to the standard set by our 
academic and military departments, our Norwich spirit must change im- 
mensely. Wherever you find good spirit there you find good athletics, for 
it is spirit more than anything else that gives character to a team. The 
spirit at N. U. is not right., If we have a winning team it is "Hip Hurrah" 
"we can't be beaten" while if a team is losing, no matter against what 
odds, everyone gets down in the mouth, and instead of cheering the team 
for doing its best, they are inclined to criticism and fault finding. Where 
is that spirit of which Norwich men so proudly boast, that spirit that in 
the past inspired men to dare and do, in the face of overwhelming odds, 
and which was summed up in those never dying words "I will try." If 
we have this kind of spirit yet, and I believe that we have, let us show it 
now, and when our teams go out to face the teams of other institutions 
let us be with them heart and soul, whether they win or whether they 

Let us consider a few of the principal things that need attention, and 
which would place athletics upon a firmer foundation. In the first place 
we can do very little without the proper financial conditions in order that 
we may get the best results. If we had a graduate manager, a man who 
would oversee the arrangement of all schedules, and in a measure keep 
the undergraduate manager in the right path it would be a great advan- 
tage, and would give the manager a chance to get advice from one who 
had had experience. The graduate manager could also take charge of all 
moneys received by subscriptions and from other sources, and in this way 
the best results would be obtained for the least expenditure ; a lot of 
disagreeable work would be taken from the shoulders of the manager, and 
then all the alumni and under-graduates would feel that things were being 
carried on in a more systematic manner. 

Twice in the last two years a petition signed by nearly every man in 
the Corps, has been sent to the directors of the University, requesting that 
an athletic fee of ten dollars be added to the term bills. As yet the di- 
rectors have done nothing as regards the petition, though they must know 
that it is what nearly every other college in the country has done to equal- 
ize the burden of expense and assure the success of athletics. This meas- 
ure must pass at N. U. if we are to compete with other institutions. 

There are many other changes that might be of inestimable value to 
us, but we realize that these changes and improvements are many, and 
that they must of necessity be gradual. It will require time and much 
hard work, to pull athletics up to the other standards of Norwich, but 
nothing succeeds like success and if we can turn out a winning series of 
teams, the rest will come easily. 

So let us all get together, directors, alumni and undergraduates and 
do everything in our power to turn out strong teams for old N. U. this 
coming year. 

D. U. S. 






Cadet Corps Organization 

ist Lieut. Leslie A. I. Chapman, ist U. S. Cav 

Cadet-Major Harry C. Pratt, Commanding Batallion 
Cadet ist Lieutenant Robert P. Watson, Adjutant 
Cadet ist Lieutenant Leroy H. Davis, Quartermaster 
Cadet ist Lieutenant Guy W. Cobb, Ordnance Officer 


Cadet Sergeant Major, Clarence E. Day 
Cadet Quartermaster Sergeant, Karl F. Baldwin 
Cadet Ordnance Sergeant, Frederic S. Stow 
Cadet Color Sergeant, Harry A. Nims 
Cadet Chief Musician, Ernest C. White 


Cadet ist Lieut., Philip V. Sherman, Commanding 
Cadet 2nd Lieut., Thorpe R, Thomas 


Cadet Captain Marshall J. Noyes, Commanding- 
Cadet ist Lieut., Fay H. C. Graves 
Cadet 2d Lieutenant, Roy M. Batchelder 


Cadet Captain Leroy E. -Knight, Commanding 
Cadet ist Lieut., Charles D. Frink 
Cadet 2nd Lieut., Willis P. Fraser 


Cadet Captain John H. Mears, Commanding 
Cadet ist Lieut., Timothy J. Holland 
Cadet 2nd Lieut., William M. Ryan 











Probably no change connected with the military department of the 
University during the past year will attract more notice than that of the 
uniform, whereby the olive drab field service uniform replaces the blue 
"fatigue" suit formerly worn. The cut of the uniform conforms to that 
prescribed for the mounted Soldier in the regular army, not that it is in- 
tended that every cadet shall become a horseman, but that that portion of 
his uniform which comes in contact with the chair may be of double thick- 
ness. In other words, the breeches are reinforced. This change was the 
result of a desire to serve two ends. As part and parcel of the National 
Guard, the Cadet Corps would have to be outfitted in regulation uniform 
before January i, 1908. The new uniform accomplishes this result. The 
military training at the University has for one of its objects the prepara- 
tion of the cadets for military service should an emergency arise demand- 
ing that such service be rendered. The blue uniform gave false ideas con- 
cerning battle formations, and was generally unfit for such exercises. One 
extended order drill or manouver, in which the cadets were required to lie 
down in dust, mud, or whatever the ground offered, was sufficient to 
put the blue uniform out of commission. Chalk dust in the class room 
seemed to find a great attraction in the blue uniform, and the efforts nec- 
essary to restore the suit to a presentable appearance soon wore out the 
garment. Olive drab is nearly invisible at a distance, is readily cleaned 
from dust, mud, or chalk, and so seems to fulfill the other requirement. 
While during the spring term the olive drab was made optional in the 
corps when off duty, with the opening of the fall term, it will be required 
of all cadets. The dress uniform remains unchanged. 

One addition was made during the year to the number of organiza- 
tions in the cadet corps, a platoon of artillery being organized as a sepa- 
rate body, officered and handled as a complete unit in itself. This organ- 
ization was drilled as both artillery and signal corps, and was composed 
of those cadets who had had two or more years of infantry drill, and had 
passed through the experiences of "squads right" until they were presum- 
ably proficient in that science. With the addition of the new material 
promised by the War Department for the coming year, this drill should 
become more interesting and afford greater instruction . As Battery A, 
Vermont Field Artillery, the cadet corps will be supplied with the latest 
field artillery material, four new three inch guns of the latest and best pat- 
tern and with the fourteen other carriages pertaining to a field battery. 
This will afford another reason for the maintenance of a mounted detach- 
ment in the University for, with the horses, the artillery drill will take on 


an air of reality not possible in the ordinary dismounted "standing gun 
drill," and still also permit the artillery organization to participate in the 
hikes as real artillery. New equipment has also been promised for the 
Signal corps work, including field telegraph and telephones of the latest 
pattern with facilities for stringing on short notice about fifty miles of 
wire. Training in this work will be given to the cadets of the upper 
classes not attached to the infantry companies. It is hoped that all this 
new apparatus will be available by the opening of the University in the 

There have been two inspections during the year by officers of the 
United States Army, and one by Adjutant General W. H. Gilmore of the 
Vermont National Guard. Among the comments made by these officers 
as a result of the inspections, none have expressed more satisfaction than 
those elicited by the new barracks — "Alumni Hall." Every visitor has 
been impressed with the advantages of this building. Every cadet has 
been benefited by the generosity of Norwich University Alumni in afford- 
ing them such a home during their university life. The military depart- 
ment has particularly been assisted in its work by having the cadet corps 
so well and comfortably quartered. There is truth in the saying that "a 
comfortable soldier is a good one." With the completion of the basement 
so as to include a good trunk room, with the installation of a bowling al- 
ley in the basement, and the fitting up of an assembly room where the ca- 
dets might, during the few hours not devoted to study or to military du- 
ties, sit in comfortable chairs, enjoy the weed that cheers and let their 
troubles end in smoke, the barracks would be all that could be desired 
and would make life at Norwich University, during recreation hours at 
least, a most enjoyable affair. But it maybe that this is too much of a 
"pipe dream" to be immediately realized. 

With the opening of the fall term of the year 1907-1908, it is hoped 
that the cadet corps will contain a detachment of saddle pounders. Pros- 
pects for this are growing brighter. Through the kindness and generos- 
ity of several of the alumni, and other friends of the University, a fund 
for the purchase of mounts is growing. Enough money has already been 
contributed to mount the field and staff for next year and to furnish 
mounted instructions to a number of the cadets. It is the intention to 
procure good serviceable horses, Morgan strain preferred, and to give as 
thorough a course in equitation and cavalry drill as the time will permit. 
The value of such training cannot be overestimated. There is no form of 
exercise more healthful or which gives as much pleasure to the participant. 
The knowledge of how to ride often proves most useful to a man, no mat- 
ter what his profession ; to an engineer engaged in field work in the west, 
it is of particular value. As a means of attracting new men to the Uni- 
versity, it is believed that the mounted instruction and the exhibition 


drill which may be given will prove that necessary outlay for securing the 
mount will be money well invested. While the number of horses which 
can be procured at first will be limited, still it is hoped that contributions 
for this purpose will continue until at least twenty-five can be secured and 
that a good platoon of cavalry can be organized. During the past few 
years the regular cavalry of the United States has been utilized for the 
purpose of giving exhibition drills at state and county fairs. This use of 
the regular troops has now been discontinued, although the demand for 
this form of entertainment has been rapidly increasing. Now that Uncle 
Sam's horse soldiers can no longer be secured for this purpose, it is be- 
lieved that a mounted detachment in Norwich University could satisfy a 
demand for this form of attraction at the various fairs held in the State of 
Vermont, thus advertising the University as well as filling a constantly 
growing want. Wherever mounted instruction has been given in the mil- 
itary schoools or colleges, it has been found to be a great attraction in 
drawing to the institution a desirable class of students, and has proven to 
be one of the most valuable forms of military instruction and training. 
At all such institutions, an additional charge is made of the cadet for this 
form of training and drill, and so the mount has been made self support- 
ing. A similar charge will be made at Norwich University, and the mount 
will consequently not prove a burden to the financial department of the 

Among the new developments in the military department is the insti- 
tution of a system of competitive examinations in military subjects to de- 
termine promotions. The appointments and promotions for the coming 
year will be made as the result of the first of these examinations held in 
June. This is simply a development of the old system, made necessary 
owing to the increased attendance and the consequent increase in the num- 
ber of available men. The examination is both theoretical and practical 
and is designed to ascertain the candidate's interest and ability along mil- 
itary lines. In order that a few "fly specks" shall not gain all the pro- 
motions, consideration is also given to deportment, to military standing, 
to the recommendations of superior officers, and to the estimate of the 
Commandant on the candidate's probable efficiency as an officer or non- 
commissioned officer. Each has its relative value, fixed in advance, and 
the average of all the points considered will determine the promotion and 
the rank in the various grades. 

An attempt has been made during the past year to develope the spirit 
and practice of self government in the cadet corps by the installation of a 
system of cadet courts martial, based upon that existing in the army. All 
offenses against discipline and all delinquencies are tried before these 
courts composed wholly of cadet officers. The accused cadet is given an 
opportunity for defense and is entitled to bring before the tribunal all evi- 


dence relating to his case. The findings and recommendations of the 
court are then laid before the Commandant, the President, or the Faculty, 
according to the gravity of the offense, before being carried into execu- 
tion. This system has been given a thorough trial during the year and 
has resulted satisfactorily to the authorities. Its effect upon the corps is 
believed to be beneficial as tending to develope right ideas and traditions 
among the men themselves, instead of holding them up to the ideas of 
those who cannot enter fully into their feelings and every day experiences. 



Mindful of the experiences of a former year, an enthusiastic corps 
took up the march northward just after noon of June 4th. The day was 
ideal for the purpose — rather too much so if anything — and spirits were 
high as the force swung out through the village and out on the road to 
West Berlin, the site of the first camp ground. Eager anticipation char- 
acterized the expression of the "rookies," while the veterans of a previous 
campaign took the occasion more calmly, perhaps, but with no less inter- 
est. The day passed without incidents of an exciting character until a re- 
connoitering party of the enemy was sighted a short time before reaching 
camp. The fact that they used a runabout and retreated in good order, 
comparatively, prevented any possibility of a successful pursuit, and re- 
luctantly the van was checked. Camp was made about supper time, and 
pen cannot describe the awful carnage that ensued when Arthur permit- 
ted mess call to be blown. That evening's campfire need but to be men- 
tioned ; Chesty 's promotion to drum major was only one of several inter- 
esting features. Rest, unbroken save by the lonley hail, prepared the 
men by morning for any kind of fray. 

Camp was broken about <S:30, and the march to Middlesex com- 
menced. The command had not been on the road a half hour before a 
new enemy appeared, and this one, the advance guard of the foixes of Gen- 
eral Cussedness, refused to be driven from the neighborhood. First a spoke 
split on the mess wagon ; then a tug broke. Mere skirmishes to be sure, 
but they showed unmistakably the old general's intentions. Middlesex 
came and went, but no camp ground. The roads were sandy and the sun 
was hot ; egg sandwiches from the mess kits and coffee from the canteens 
had been sent to build up muscles long ago, and still no camp ground ; 
until finally in a pleasant pasture on the left of the road, the "Com" ap- 
peared and the day was saved. A look over the fence gave the bearings ; 
there was the Waterbury fair ground, green among the memories of the 
year before. Camp being made and supper put to work, the sandy roads 
faded into insignificance. All seemed peace and pleasantness. The ene- 
my had apparently withdrawn. A night attack, however, with nature's 
own remedy — rain, — made the fact that the camp was prepared for the on- 
slaught exceedingly agreeable. The engagement lasted until far enough 
into the day to make a move unwise, so that day was lost. 

Thursday came and the army moved, down the Winooski past the 
falls, and in an increasingly beautiful scenery, always through a country 
where everybody works but "Father." Bolton came and vanished and 
finally Jonesville, a very important strategic point, was reached. Here 
we went into camp beside a beautiful trout — or rather sucker — stream, 
and all seemed favorable for a happy outcome. A march the next day 
would bring us to Williston, whence, a short, brilliant dash would make 


Fort Ethan Allen ours. If this could be attained the campaign would be 
a perfect success in every way, and the General's harassing would have 
been in vain. 

Thursday night was fair and all was well, but the cold grey dawn 
of the morning after was sufficient warning and soon the trouble com- 
menced. A dry camp saved from rout, but the time for a strike at the 
fort had passed and now there was nothing to do but return. A clearing 
afternoon was the signal to obtain leaves to go to Richmond to attend a 
flag raising, and one of the big wagons was requisitioned, beating the 
proverbial rush hour car at its own game. But it is generally believed 
that the old fellow had put up the attraction as a decoy, for he ambushed 
the party on its return. A violent thunder storm perfected the blackness 
of a naturally dark road, and at a critical point the off fore wheel went 
into a ditch and the enemy overturned the entire outfit. The mixture of 
men, barbed wire, pies, cakes, fruit, watches and clothing must have 
brought a fiendishly triumphant smile to the grim old General, but in spite 
of him the party, most to a man, escaped, carrying off one wounded and 
leaving on the field the dead and mangled victuals. 

"And then they rode — no, marched — back." Time forbids to follow 
the events of that retreat. Like those of Kuropatkin, it was "masterly 
and in perfect order." Rain at Waterbury, bitter frost at Montpelier, but 
unlimited fun and defiance to the enemy. We trust he got such a lesson 
from the rapid fire guns of cadet good nature that he will think twice be- 
fore attempting another victory at such cost. 



Tis idpSj so slow, so loud, that oft 
Now heralds nights v/eRedrned repose 
With tdfS, so saA , so long d mwn, soft, 
The end of life in death does close . 

' Tis taps, so sharp, so shrill, in life 
Of waging w&Yjbut soundethdeep, 
The taps, &*<} sweet, for midst all strife 
Hecfiveth his beloved sleep. 




The class of 1907 assembled four weeks before the opening of the fall 
term, with an attendance of a little less than twenty-three. The problem 
before the class consisted of an extension of the Vt. Black Slate R. R. from 
a point near the quarry at South Northfield ; south across the main high- 
way to a point on the East Hill ; then north again by a switch-back so 
as to include the quarries higher up on the hill. The hours were from 
eight until five. When the instructor was near, one half hour was de- 
voted to lunch ; in all other cases two hours. During lunch time many 
innocent diversions were indulged in. The favorite one was a free for all 
fight in which apple pie and doughnuts were the principal weapons. 

A reconnaissance survey was first made by means of compass and lock 
level. Certain climatic conditions difficult to explain ; such as showers of 
apples, sod, stones, and other harmless objects made this work especially 
difficult. No pain was spared, however, to secure results, and at length 
the class took up the preliminary survey. 

After crossing the highway, two separate lines were surveyed. Com- 
petition on these two lines was close. The majority of the class favored 
line "B" as the numerous shade trees gave better opportunities for rest. 
The grade, too, was easier and this line was adopted. Here it was that 
one of the section gang set down in a hornet's nest with painful results. 
Here, also, another employer got caught on the third rail and fainted from 
fright. A pail of cold water, however, soon brought him to a state of semi- 
consciousness. The preliminary finished ; the location survey was made 
and the road and surrounding country mapped. 

Conditions over which the class had no control caused some minor in- 
accuracies in the work. Due to internal disturbances the ground refused 
to stay at the same level on two successive days. One man conceived and 
executed the bright idea of so arranging things that the road was four 
paces in the air through the entire length. On the last day the whole 
class went over the line ripping up stakes and some other things. One 
of the class came back with the most ample part of his trousers fastened 
together by a green tie in a neat four in hand. 

The work closed with the driving of the golden spike in the Edgerton 
Quarry on one memorable evening. The shout that went up as the spike 
penetrated the tie, sending the sap foaming and flying in all directions, 
could have been heard for miles. An election of officers followed. The 
chairman presided with great tact and infinitely greater fun and the words 
of his speech were distinctly audible at the Barracks nearly half a mile 
away. Having floated considerable stock the corporation adjourned sine 
die. Who of its members, however, can forget the "Swedish Opera" pro- 
duced by the wierd light of a wood fire; the man who scorned all things 


earthly and tried persistently to climb upward to a higher life ; the jubi- 
lous journey home ; and last but not least that touching little melody, 
"Will you love me in December as you did in May ? " 

H. C. P. 

While the Seniors were busy with their railroad, the juniors were by 
no means idle. Although only eighteen of this noble class assembled to 
take up the work, the interest manifested by these few, more than made 
up for the small number. 

The work for this class, unlike that of the Seniors, was of a varied 
character, consisting of topographical and geodetic surveying and road 
mapping. After spending one day adjusting the instruments assigned 
the class for its use, the work of making a topographical map of the north- 
western section of the town was begun. This tract of land was first di- 
vided into a number of polygons which were required to balance with an 
allowable error of i in 5000. So diligent and careful were some of the 
parties that one polygon checked with an error of 1 in 20,300, while the 
others ranged anywhere between this and the allowable error. As soon 
as a few of the polygons were run, leveling parties were sent out to deter- 
mine the elevation of each station. This work progressed quite rapidly 
except perhaps when the line led through one of the village streets where 
more interesting things than a leveling rod could be seen. As the work 
went along bench marks were established at all the hydrants in order to 
check the work of the different parties. Each day four or five men were 
detailed to work in the office where the mapping kept pace with the 
field work. After completing the leveling the contouring was begun with 
stadia and plane-table. Some difficulties were experienced in locating the 
Dog River for its banks were so dense with shrubbery as to completely 
conceal the river from view. But no such obstacle could long hinder so 
industrious a class as this. While the instrument man stood with his in- 
strument in the middle of the stream, the chairman removed his clothing 
and with the chain between his teeth swam to the various points which it 
was desired to locate. Thus the line of the river was run northward un- 
til suddenly the chainman found himself dangerously near the Wall Street 
bridge and refused to go further. 

Having completed this work it was decided that the class should do a 
little topographical work. A base line over a half mile long was carefully 
measured off on the fair grounds and from this a system of triaugulation 
stations set. This system embraced most of the valley. 

But the last and perhaps the most pleasant part of the summer's work, 
was the mapping of all the roads which lead into Northfield. The class was 
broken up into a number of parties and sent out in every direction. In 
this work rapid progress was made. When night fell, two of the parties 
found themselves so far from home they decided to remain all night if pos- 
sible. One curled up in a hay barn while the other was entertained by a 
good old Irishman and his jug of cider. Another party went towards 


Roxbury, but were soon overtaken by noon. While eating their dinner 
some one suggested that by fast work the party would be able to reach 
Roxbury in time to catch a freight due to leave there about 5 p. m. for 
Northfield. So the noon hour was cut in two and the party set out on its 
way. As it was nearly 5 P. M. when the party reached Roxbury a long 
sight was taken in order that a bench mark might be established in the 
village. The instrument man in order to make his signals visible at such 
a distance used his handkerchief. But some of the bright young ladies of 
the village thinking the signals meant for them unconsciously stood in the 
line of sight and waved back. Before the sight could be taken and the 
bench mark established the train pulled out leaving a disappointed party 
to lt hike" seven miles with an instrument. 

R. N. 

The old adage "work while you work and play while you play" was 
reconstructed by the sophomore summer school class to read, "Play while 
you work and work when the boss is looking." Thirty-two members of 
this class assembled for work and with this force added to the juniors and 
seniors this made the largest summer school N. U. has seen. The work 
of the sophs consisted of measuring their pace and strange to say some de- 
veloped remarkable strides which were used to good advantage in getting 
a good distance away on the hills to sleep. Running polygons and level- 
ing followed and it has been found that no polygon can be run in this vi- 
cinity without including some one of the various boarding houses and in 
fact it would be disastrous to the stomach to try to do otherwise. Apple 
fights were the gentle diversion to which some time was given, and sorry 
to say every man was given his base from being hit with the ball as we 
would say in baseball. One party in leveling on the East hills and in 
the ravine for the purpose of establishing a new rifle range, became lost. 
Although the transit was trained in that direction it was useless as a dis- 
coverer for the party ( after a hearty meal taken with them) either became 
over balanced and sank to the ground or lost consciousness from heat. At 
any rate the sleep was refreshing. 

Running lines from the fair grounds, north, east and northeast was 
very strenuous and dirty, warm work, and so it is not to be wondered at 
that the River Dog rose, for whole parties plunged in and when they 
emerged the water lowered and the marks also for Prof. Stocker was 
watching from a nearby hill. Some of the parties had difficulty in keep- 
ing together for apples and pears are very alluring. As a whole, however, 
the summer school was a success in obtaining a good coat of tan, enjoy- 
ing all the fruits of that time of year and gaining good exercise in the 
open air. Of course, mingled with this, some knowledge was gained and 
in such a pleasant manner that it has been well remembered. The work 
brought the members of the class closer together, and more true friend- 
ships were formed, and each knew his classmates more intimately, and 
in truth it will never be forgotten. 

R. L. A. 


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The Monthly Magazine published by the Cadets of 
Norwich University 



R. A. Eaton, '08, Editor-in-Chief 

L- H. Davis, '07, Business Manager 

F. S. Clark, '09, Assistant Editor 

W. P. Eraser, '08, Asst. Business Manager 


F. S. Stowe, '08, Alumni 

C. N. Barber, '08, Athletics 

L> J- Clarkson, '08, Locals 

R. L. Andrews, '09, Exchanges 

F. S. Clark, '09, Military 




Edited annually by the Junior Class of Norwich University. 

Editor-in-Chief, K. F. Baldwin, 

Business Manager, L,. N. Wheelock, 
Assistant Editor, T. W. Brown, 

Assistant Business Manager, F. S. Stowe, 
Art Editor, W. P. Eraser, 

Athletics, D. U. Smith, 

Grinds, L. J. Clarkson. 






Gold. ist Lieut, and Q. M., Leroy Howland Davis. 
Silver. Ord. Sergt., Fredrie Stephens Stowe. 
Bronze. Captain, John Herbert Mears. 


Silver 1905. Captain John Herbert Mears. 

Bronze 1905. 1st Lieut, and Ord. Guy Walter Cobb. 


First, 1906. Roy Lyndyn Andrews. 

Second, 1906. Q. M. Sergt. Karl Ferguson Baldwin. 

Third, 1906. Corp. Frank Sheldon Clark. 

First, 1905. 2d Lieut. Willis Percy Fraser. 

Third, 1905. Captain John Henry Mears. 

Third, 1904. Major Harry Chadwick Pratt. 

Major Harry Chadwick Pratt. 


1906. Ord. Sergt. Fredrie Stevens Stowe. 
1905. Major Harry Chadwick Pratt. 


1906. Captain John Herbert Mears. 
1905. Sergt. Thomas Walcott Brown. 
1904. Captain John Herbert Mears. 



1906. General Average, Ord. Sergt. Fredric Stevens Stowe. 
Military Standing, 2nd Lieut. Willis Percy Fraser. 
Academic Standing, Ord. Sergt. Fredric Stevens Stowe. 

1905. General Average, Major Harry Chadwick Pratt. 
Military Standing, Major Harry Chadwick Pratt. 
Academic Standing, Major Harry Chadwick Pratt. 


1906. General Average, Priv. Harold Merton Lord. 
Military Standing, Corp. George Walter Clark. 
Academic Standing, Priv. Harold Merton Lord. 

1905. General Average, Ord. Sergt. Fredric Stevens Stowe. 

Military Standing, 1st Sergt. Lyman Newton Wheelock. 

1904. General Average, Major Harry Chadwick Pratt. 
Military Standing, Captain John Herbert Mears. 
Academic Standing, Major Harry Chadwick Pratt. 


Major Harry Chadwick Pratt, Class '07, Ranking man in Sophomore, 
Junior, and Senior Years. 

2nd Lieut. Willis Percy Fraser, Class of '08, Ranking man in Soph- 
omore and Junior Years. 

Corp. Walter Lucas Clark, Class of '09, Ranking man in Sophomore 



Last year the "War Whoop" was very much a private enterprise. 
There had been but one annual issued before (in '95 ) and there seemed to 
be either a lack of energy or need of talent to continue the good work, 
until Hartwell and Smallman broke loose and reopened up the way. To 
them are due a vast amount of credit not only from us as their successors 
but from the University and everybody connected with it. 

This year our annual is presented by the Junior class. It is not the 
work of any two or three men. It is the efforts of the whole class and a 
few strong men from the others, that enables us to put out as good a book 
as we have here. Wheelock at the business end has done all in his power 
to make this a success financially ; Fraser has labored over the pictures 
and illustrations until the patience of an ordinary man would have been 
worn away ; and Clarkson has ground out the witty part of this book, 
and remembered us all with some interesting stingers. The rest of the 
staff also deserve credit for their unpaid-for work. 

Next year the class of '09 should be able to put out a fine book. The 
hidden talent in illustrative ability which has been revealed this year is 
certainly promising of some expert work, and with the flow of language 
which some members of the sophomore class possess there is no reason 
why they cannot get up a book which is equal to or better than this one. 

We believe that with the products of last year and this, and a con- 
tinued interest on the part of the student body, it will not be long until 
Norwich will have an annual that is equal to the best to be found any- 
where. The military atmosphere if preserved, more or less, even in the 
annual, will give it a peculiar prestige, more acceptable to the general 
public as they know Norwich, and make it far dearer to us than if we 
stuck too close to the outline of other annuals. We have but made a be- 
ginning in our possibilities. The future classes will have a little advan- 
tage but we expect more of them. 




After the trip. 

C — The team's having awfully hard luck with the stick this season. 
B - - wn. I should say we are. Why! I've been "robbed" of 14 
hits the last 4 games. 

Lady (discussing Ni - s. ) Yes, I think he is a real nice boy, he has 
such pretty eyes. 

Dad's sponge act. Soaking the men in Hydraulics. 
Prof. Mr. Stowe did you get the correct result ? 

Sto - w. Well, my result doesn't agree with the book, but I'm sure 
it's correct. 

O'Do 1 - . Say, Prof, if you'll tell me who it was threw that 

apple at you, we'll make it hot for him. 

1st Platoonist. Tho - as looks pretty spruce with his new orange 
stripes, doesn't he ? 

2nd Platoonist. He,d look a blame sight better with lemon colored 

Pres. (seeking the cause of Juniors hard work complaint. ) How 
many hours do you put on Hydraulics. 
Junior. Two, sir. 

Pres. You must be doing pretty well, aren't you? 
Junior. Oh ! no, sir. 

Pres. The chemists may go. Wait just a moment though Mr. 
Mul - - r. How many hours do you put on military ? 
Mul - - r. About two and a half hours or more, sir. 
Pres. And you, Mr. Ed - - - ds. 
Edw - - - s. Oh! about fifteen minutes, sir. 

The story about the 125 pies for a starving troop was good as stories 
go but it didn't touch our digestive organs because our fingers were 

How about the intoxicated monkey the "Com" talks about. 

Cassi - - . What does this "butt to the right" and "butt to the left" 
mean? I've butted all around and they don't seem to be satisfied. 

"Snipe" (in the lab. ) Goodness! Gracious! What is that? 
"Phyzz." Oh! it's only Lor. C. experimenting again. 

W - 1 - - r. I've got the telescope plunged but I can't see you. 
Chief of Party. Well, come to and look into the small end and you 
may do something. 


For whom did O'D - - n - - - buy the nursing bottle? 

Blatant Quartette: An - . - w - , Se - - 1 - , F - i - t and Ro - - h. 
Motto: "Talk is cheap." 

Noy - -. Dr. Fees' an excuse from any duty whatsoever. 

Why did Hu y wear that peculiar smile when fire call blew for 

the burning dago shacks. 

Dad (R. R. fiield work. ) Is that P. C. Br - - - . 
Cadet. No, sir, it's P. H. ( Br - - n. ) 

Why does M - - le - remind one of gazing down a cliff of the Colorado 
Canyon during a violent atmospheric disturbance. 
Answer. (Because he's such a windy bluff.) 


Mr. — 

Oct. 9, '06. 

Boston, Mass. 
Dear Sir: — 

Your call for an extension duly at hand. Your letter does not 
make it at all clear why this extension should be granted. Won't you 
kindly make it plain to me why a week's absence from your duties here 
make it necessary for you to determine whether you should go to work 

I presume that you have made arrangements to settle with the Treas- 
urer in case you conclude to leave at this time. 

Verv truly yours, 

(Oh! slush.) 


Cadet. Say, Liz, are you talking yet or again? 

Corp. Graeser (at Reveille drill. ) Hands on the eyes over the heads 
in that fourth exercise and wake up! 

1st Cadet. This military is a dog's life. 

2nd Cadet. Well, I don't mind so much being a dog, but it's rotten 
when one has to pay his own license fees. 

Lieut. Ryan. What do you think of my new olive drab, Hi 5 
Hi. The fit is pretty fair, but there isn't enough green in it. 

B-r- - r, (listening at the phone ) Hurray, fellows. Norwich won 
at Clarkson Tech. 

(Second later.) Oh! no. N — one, Clarkson 7. 


Bar . If you fellows won't pay your subscriptions out of respect 

for the school, pay them out of respect for me, 'cause I've got to put up 
the money anyway. 

(Say, Charlie, this bunch respects no one when it costs money.) 
A Platoonist (after heavy marching order drill.) By gad, fellows, this 
sure is a great school. Here in three months I've learned how to wig- 
wag, turn corners, work a cassion, scrub my room, make a bedlproperly, 
have a fathead get sassy to me and not answer back, and now I'm learn- 
ing how to wash dishes and fold blankets properly. I wonder what 
mother'll think when she sees me. 

Se - - le and Ba lm on freight bound for W — R — dressed in 

khaki uniforms. 

ist Brakeman. There goes two regulars. 
2nd Brakeman. Regular what? 
Wise Conductor. Yes, regular bums. 

Sh - - m - n, Wh - t -, Hai - - 1, Gr - v - s, Cam 1 and Car t - -, 

(singing chorus at 11.30 p. m. Sunday nights.) 

Football's the game for eleven, 
Baseball's the game for nine, 
Hockey is the game for seven, 
But "toosings" the game for mine. 

G. W. CI - - - , in a lugubrious attempt to attempt to improve on 
Calculus, discovered a formula by which it would take a bullet three 
hours to return to earth if shot upwards. 

Dewey. Well, I doan't know abaout us fellers being farmers, but I 
guess we ain't no worse than other collidge freshmen. 

G. M. MOORE AT G. C. M. 

J. A. Mr. Moore, did you think Mr. Rand - - 1 ran the limber out of 
the car faster than necessary. 

Moore, Well, sir, I can't say, but he ran no faster than I should 
have done. 

Lieut. Holland, at breakfast formation. The Freshman English 
books have came and the Prof, wants them brung into class the 5th 

Com. to Sophs. Hereafter you will come to class with something 
else on besides a pair of stockings and a hat. 

Prof, (in Constitutional Law.) Mr. Ch - - e, what are felonies? 
Ch - - e. Why, criminal crimes, sir. 

Sj - - - 1. When the U. S. sends to England for the law, who pays 
the expenses? 

Holl . Now, Vermont is a Republican State and so what do 

they do with the Democratic votes, 


Cadet (during snow storm.) I'd hate to be Prexie's horse this 

Prof. Sh - -. Oh! that's what he has his fur on for. 

Adj. Sarah! The garrison is formed. 
Major. Report again, sir! 

Prof. Mr. Hun - - - - , may I have an interview with you Saturday 

Hun y. I shall be full all Saturday evening. 

Prof. Will you be over it by Monday? 

i st Junior (flunker. ) Did you get P on your special. 
2nd J. No, but I got H at home. 

J. A. (in S. C.) Mr. Ha - - - t, do you know the accused? 

H — . Yes, sir. 

J. A. To what organization does he belong? 

H — . To the Commons Club, sir. 

Inspector. What are the ridges between the furrows called.'' 
Artillery Man. I don't know, sir. 

Inspector. Well, you know what the spaces between the furrows in a 
plowed field are called, do you not? 
Art. Man. I don't live in Vt, sir. 

ist Junior. What struck Dad to shove this bunch of stuff on us? 
2nd Junior. Aw, he thinks we came here to get an education. 

Threesh (in forestry, showing a remarkable instance of dried wood.) 
I might add, gentlemen, that the hill is rather a dry place. 

S - - - . Why there was a corking girl who came 200 miles just to 
watch me pass by on the street and that's loving some. 

Soph. Say rooks, let me put you wise if Threesh gets off any of his 
jokes no matter how Archaic laugh like or you'll never pass Math. 

There aren't so many trips to Barre on third privilege since B - t - h 
got nailed, with a private at that. 

Co. A Buck. Do you know why we've got the best Company. 

Co. C. Buck. Oh! I suppose it is because you've got the Noysiest 

Co. B Man. I can't understand why you C men beat us out in tent 

Wh - - - oc -. Simply because we can C what we are doing while 
you have K(night) hanging over you all the time. 

Sergt. M - 1 - e - wishes me to announce again that he has had a very 
valuable pipe taken from his rooom which he would like to have returned. 


Tradesmen: Barber, Smith, Carpenter. 

Dignified personages : Knight, Lord, Earle. 

The hardest man: Flint. 

The icy man: Frost. 

Our future : Graves. 

Our wealthy man : Rich. 

Our fuel man : Cole. 

Our anchorage : Harbour. 

Our rackety man : Noyes 

Our keen man : Sharp. 

Our generals: Sherman, Thomas, Mitchell, Clark, Gilmour, John- 

Our admirals : Dewey, Davis. 

Our writer : Emerson. 

What we live in : Hope. 

Not enough : Moore. 

Sunny men : Light, Day. 

Found in the menagerie : Under Prof. "Snipe," Drake, Roach. In 
the museum: Ellis. 

The "gnawed on" man : Eaton. 

The polar man : North. 

Colored men : Brown, White. 

The despiteful man : Haight. 

The oarsman : Rowe. 

Our relative : Kinsman. 

1In Xovino memory of Paul Busbau, 

Soldier, Scbolar, Explorer, ano a /Iftan of IMlonocrful Capabilities 

ano attainments. 1bonorarv> Member of tbe Class of 1907 

IRorwtcb TUntversftE. 

"I know you'll be sorry for dat poor fellow, 
I know you'll be sorry for Paul Dushau." 

The following is a clipping lately received here. 
(Special to the N. Y. Scandinavain and Choinal ). 

Another name has been added to the list of deaths due to railroad ac- 
cidents. While employed on an erection gang near New London, Conn., 
Paul Dushau was struck by Cooper's E-50 Loading (2-177>£ Ton Locomo- 
tive followed by a uniform train load of 5000 lbs. per linear foot of track). 
The head was nearly severed from the body, and death followed in about 
ten days. The deceased was a native of El Paso Texas and was an honor- 
ary member of the Class of 1907 of Norwich University, Northfield, Vt." 

Mr. Dushau was born in El Paso Texas on May 23, but the exact year 
was never known. He would never tell his age, but it is thought that this 
wonderful man came to the light of day about the year 1870. At the age 
of eighteen he was conceded by all to be the most expert cow-puncher in 
all Texas, and until he had seen nineteen summers he remained in his 
native state; when an old burning desire for travel overcame him, and he 
went into Mexico and saved no small amount of money by hydraulic 

After a couple of years of this, Paul took shipping at Mauzanillo in a 
boat bound for the west coast of South America, and when some five days 
out, a fearful storm came up and the masts were blown away. It was a 
desperate state of affairs, but Paul, by his wonderful courage and ability, 
was master of the situation and they at last safely landed at Chiclayo, Peru. 
For two years he wandered too and fro on the continent, when he took 
ship and went to Japan, Siam, Java, India and Madagascar, finally being 
wrecked upon the east coast of Africa, where many wonderful adventures 
were experienced. 

One day in Central Africa, Paul and a fellow wanderer were surprised 
and pursued by three tigers, and it looked indeed as tho all would soon be 
over, for in the flight a mountain torrent lay in their path; but presence of 
mind and years of experience on the plains of Texas saved the day, for 
Paul threw a line across and the companion went over, pulling him behind. 
This is but one of the many hair-breadth escapes of the African adventures 
the telling of more of which, limited space forbids. 

Dushau first came to be known by the Class of 1907 N. U., in the 
Texican war when he was in charge of the signaling for the army. He has 
ever been dear to the boys of '07 and the wonderful adventures of his life 
have for four years been the most popular subject of conversation at class 
gatherings, and during the idle hours of rainy days of summer school and 
occasionally the memory of his deeds has been rehearsed when the weather 
was not indeed the cause of idleness. The latter occasions were however 
very few, for apples are too plentiful in Northfield and vicinity. 

'He rests in pieces." 

"Hurrah, Hurrah! ! 

For Paul Dushau! ! ! 



In the city of Richmond, in Davis land when the Light of Day was 
breaking, a Knight, fair, blithe and debonair left his Tenney-ment, sad- 
dled his horse and rode into the country. He was an Alger (ian) of the 
Boyce (sterous) Schakowski tribe and feared nothing. Soon he met a 
very old woman Anderson. She began to Patterson on the back and the 
Knight asked, "S'loud ! why smite thy son." This did not Fraser, "he 
chokes on a Seiple-fish. The pain Hoyt him and he Ran (d) all about in 
circles. 'Twas not a Mear(s) joke." "Watson is this?" the Knight 
asked. This is the Batchelder son of Clarkson and hence my great 
grandson" she answered. The Knight stuttered "I Frink if he hadn't 
Eaton the Seiple-fish whole it wouldn't have Hoyt him," and rode on. 
Now meeting an Earle, one of his Kinsman who was riding North in great 
haste, he cried. "Where go you so fast ? " "Oh the bouge ! I go to res- 
cue our Lord who was hidden in the Brush by his Foster mother at the 
Root of the Reid yonder on the shore's edge without the Harbour. I 
shall Rowe out there using this Lindsey tree branch and this Sjovall for 
oars. I shall make no Noyes for even the stillest Pratt (lerj is not safe 
now when the Rich are Robinson after son. It is a hot Chase but I Chun 
it not." The Knight was Moore astonished but he rode on. It was 10 
A. M. Andrew(s) on toward n when he met a Carpenter, a Smith and a 
Barber travelling together "For whence are you bound? "he asked. 
"For Barney and Bayley's circus which shows in Whitney today" they 
answered. The Knight took a drink of Holland, Ryan turned his horse, 
dealt him a Catting blow vviih the whip and exclaimed. "I Haight to miss 
Adam(s)thing and was gone. He passed many people for on that Day 
were the Carswell filled. He saw many Graves with Flint headstones on 
which the White Frost had fallen until they looked like Muller stones. 
He frightened a Graeser, feeding his cattle, jumped many Hedges Heyer 
than he can hope to do again and avoided every Hayden. He rushed 
.past camps where the Campbell was ringing for dinner. He saw more 
than one Cobb of corn, hot from the Cole, flung at him by Johnson Auge 
and Wheatley the campers.. He was going to catch some and Stow them 
in his saddle bags but they were burnt too Brown. At last he arrived at 
the circus. There he saw a tall Thomas bird which is called a Drake, 
with a Sharp beak. He took several Ames at it but Nims who was there 
as ringmaster forbid him to shoot. Sherman the magician was there clad 
in Lyle thread pink stockings and he made a Balcom out of each of Giles' 
ears. He saw the Clark family Wilder than usual and Dr. Kennedy doc- 
toring Maynard and Cassidy for G(r)out. Emerson the friend of King 
Edwards XXIII and Blake were grading ground for a Parker zoo. Mit- 
chell, McCarthy and McGarry who had missed their Collins as civil engin- 
eers were leading the baby elephant Huntley to water. He also saw a new 


species of lady-killer Roach and Donahue bug and several patents for 
Morris chairs. Brinkeroff, Ainley, Damon and Dillingham, wild animals 
just imported, had arrived and several Billings of them had been received 
the week before and they were being trained to jump at the bugle's note 
by Stebbins and Gilmour. He saw Leonard who was Baldwin a Steele 
Strobell as a prize for crossing a stream by means of a Sandford. He saw 
the last act ; O'Donnell balancing seven wheel Barrows and a Bourdon 
his nose, and was then going to bicycle home but found his Wheelock (ed ) 
and so walked arriving home just as the air was becoming Dewey. 

R. L. A. 'o 9 . 


Here I am a decrepit, torn, soiled and mutilated rag, surrounded by 
these glaring emblems of other classes who are constantly flaunting their 
brightness and dignity in my face. Even visitors at the museum gaze 
pityingly at me, but it is only in the ignorance of my career. Which of 
these gaudy ones have ever seen the trouble and strife that I have caused 
and the amusement and consternation that I have seen. 

I remember distinctly my conception and my manufacture. I was 
made by a poor old lady down town, off from the remnants of a silk shirt, 
with some cheap tassels bought at a 5 and 10c store. My design was 
rather crude but an educated person could easily decipher my hieroglyph- 
ics as meaning '07. My first acquaintance with my class was when the 
old lady brought me out and with tears in her eyes said, "Really young 
men, you agreed to pay me $3.50, but if you only have $3.37 I will take 
that as I need the money badly now. Imagine my feelings on learning 
that these creatures were my masters. Chagrin and sorrow overcame me 
and I slept. 

I was rudely awakened one evening and taken to a dance where I 
seemed to be the central figure of decoration, being jealously guarded by 
my masters and afterwards hidden away in a drawer. At the dance there 
had mutterings come to my ears such as "If the Rooks will only try to 
get the banner" and "Be sure to watch the banner," etc., and the feeling 
came over me that my masters were men of principle, men who would do 
and die in the performance of duty ; ah ! how proud I was on that gala 
occasion, the one bright spot in my short but troublesome life. How glad 
I was that the members of '07 owned me, that I stood as an emblem of 
that wonderful class. How sure I was that my honor would always be 
upheld, and that above all I would never fall into the hands of those 
hated rooks. But O, what a downfall my pride had, how often the things 
we are so sure of prove us false ! Only three days after, I was snatched 
from my place of rest and gloated over by a quartet of frivolous rooks and 
handled like a mop rag. Then I was shoved under the floor of Lymie's 
room and rested there for some time. Every little while I was taken out 
again and they gloated over me some more until one day I travelled down 


country quite a distance and was left in an old soap box for over a year. 
Hard did my fate seem to me and my thoughts became mouldy and stag- 

Then a bright day came for me. I remember that it was about Xmas 
time that I was resurrected and brought back to college. From then on 
my life was excitement itself. Soon after my return while I was domiciled 
in a chiffonier drawer I heard remarks about me by an old master of 
mine. How ferocious and bloodthirsty he seemed, and I laughed. His 
line of chatter was to the effect that if I ever showed up within his sight, 

I would be lost to my new comrades. That same night I was taken into 
his room and flashed around, but did he move ? not he, his bloodthirsti- 
ness was all gone, so I was taken to my old hiding place. Time and 
again was I displayed before the '07 members, but there was nothing to it. 
One day the room in which I was hidden was ransacked and I was peek- 
ing at them from a hole in the wall, but I was not discovered. How the 
quartet did laugh and hoot when they came in soon afterwards and I 
laughed with them. After this for some time I was carried in the coats of 


various cadets and for about two weeks ate my meals with a senior. I 
was taken to class meetings, my tassals were snatched from me and one 
day a corner was cut off for "Crabby." 

At one class meeting I had heard of the new '08 banner and the 
glowing description of it and wished very much to see it. My opportun- 
ity came not long afterwards when the class picture was taken. It was 
taken in Dewey Hall and there I saw that king of banners. How I en- 
vied its glistening decorations and clever design and how miserable I felt 
when they threw me on the floor in front, and spreading the king carefully 
for display, gathered around for the picture. It came to my ears after- 
wards how my former masters broke into the photographers studio, broke 
the plate of that picture, and then moaned and wept around afterwards to 
escape the consequences of this hoodlum's act. No other picture of me 
was taken with the '08 class for various reasons of generosity and kind- 
ness, but it was taken of me alone. 

I was then thrown in an old box and kept there until commencement 
week, when I was displayed at various points with tantalizing regularity 
to the seniors. Never did the class of which I had once been so proud 
make an attempt to regain me by a united effort. Of course I realized 
that seniors and officers should not provoke trouble or scrap, and that they 
should always be gentlemen as they said. But this could not explain 
why they had ransacked rooms in their owners absence, nor why they burg- 
larized a studio in the dead of night. Oh, why had they made no effort to 
regain me in a proper manner. I doubted their class spirit, I doubted 
their courage, and their affection for me once so loudly voiced, but I did 
not know and think I never shall. 

After commencement week I was more or less cut and hacked, nearly 
half of me was taken off as souvenirs and then I was taken to the 
museum to join the old banners. Long and deeply have I meditated on 
the scenes I have watched, at the remarks I have heard and the adven- 
tures I have passed through, but with no consolation to myself. Of late 
my melancholy has passed away and I hold up my battered head proudly. 
Why? Because in spite of the indignities I have received at their hands, 
in spite of the rude and cruel treatment I was subjected to, I am proud to 
remember that no one of my kind has known as intimately as I have the 
glorious class of '08. 


Batchelder To be the baby. 

Cobb, To study Telephony by practice. 

Davis, To get away from South Royalton, Vt. 

Frink, To be in swell society. 

Graves, To be able to meet a Northfield girl. 

Holland, To officiate at a Senior stag party. 


Hoyt, To dodge the livery job. 

Huntley, To play football. 

Knight, To show my Royal blood. 

Leonard, Same as Graves. 

L,indsey, To be a musician. (?) 

Mears, To attend to government business. 

Noyes, To keep up the military dept. 

Pratt, (?) 

Randall, To enjoy military arrest. 

Ryan, To become a trained nurse. 

Sharp, Because the folks say so. 

Sherman, To learn to be a reporter. 

Thomas, To be a Brigadier General. 

Donahue, No one will ever know. 

Watson, To spend the dough. 

Morris, To rejuvenate the base ball team. 

My Dear Son: — 

I can address you by this title and not be guilty of a mi s 


Of course any remarks I may make will be entirely superfluous but I 
am thinking like the devil. 

Your aff. father, 



n China, 


' Sweden, 


' Germany, 


' Ireland, 




Sept. 13, 1903. 
My Dear Papa: — 

Oh how I long to see you and mamma and little sister again. 
I never thought i could change so in twenty fore hours, but my 
ambishun for a college career is all gone and I just want to git back to 
the dear old home. I have enclosed a leave blank and won't you please 
sine it for I must git home by Friday or I shall surely perish in this miser- 
able whole. 

Let me tell you some of the things they done to me. I got here in 
the afternoon and thought I would like to see how the college looked 


although school didn't open till 8 oclock last evening. So I walked up 
and found the place all wright but a big fellow stepped up to me and said 
in what I thought was a kindly tone of voice, "You a new man?" I 
looked as wise as I could and answered "That's what." "Well," says 
he "you're too fresh, help that man lug that trunk up on third and 

I tried to expostulate with him but before I could say a word he 
shouted, "No back talk, git a busey, rookie." By this time there were 
eight or ten others looking on so I had to give up and carried trunks and 
furniture all the afternoon. I haint got over it yet for we have to get up 
at six o'clock and I didn't git my morning nap. 

There is one man here a tall slim fellow who wears two "V" shaped 
stripes on his arm and is called corporal and I am more afraid of him than 
of anyone else. He has shouted at me at least six times just because my 
hat wasn't on straight or I had my hands in my pockets, or else because 
my coat wasn't buttoned up (the wind blew it open and I couldn't help 
it) and, Oh, i hate the old bugle, the officers, and the uniform and every- 
thing and just want to go home. Please let me. 

Your loving boy, Orville. 


N. U. 
Sept. 22, 1904. 
My Estimable Paternal Ancestor: — 

Back on the dear old hill again looking after the welfare and 
general salubrity of the rooks. And such a pusillanimous, unintelligent, 
unmilitary bunch as they are. They have been here two days and not 
three of them can distinguish tips from assembly, and I have to shout 
like an orator at the summit of his voice to make them comprehend that 
they must keep their blouses buttoned and their hands out of their 
pockets. But they have learned one thing indiscriminately and that is 
to stand at attention when I come into their quarters. And they don't 
call me any pet names, either, but address me by my full title of Corporal. 

Last night I made taps inspection and when I asked "all right?" one 
effeminate creature said, "Yes indeed, thank you," and another said, 
"Good night, Corporal." I didn't say anything then but if they get 
familar again they will get a load of my verbosity. 

Some of the rooks are amazingly fresh and seem determined to 
address the upperclassmen as "old man, etc," but they all say "sir" 
when they articulate to me, for a corporal's dignity must be maintained. 

I must close now and go out to oversee my squad. Affection to 
everyone from 

Your dutiful enthusiastic son, Corporal Wise. 

P. S. It would effectuate with approbation the general financial 
degrandizement if you would condescend to forward a hundred and fifty 
more bones immediately. "Corp." 



Sept. 18, 1905. 
Dear Governor: — 

We are back in the bine again and having a dencedly hard 
time of it too. I tell you it's no cinch to be a sergeant. Why the 
corporals in my section don't know as much as an average rook ought to, 
but to see them drilling their squads and calling the rooks down, you 
would think that they knew the whole of the Drill Regs, from index to 
appendix by heart. I have to give them call downs once in a while to 
keep their heads from expanding unduly. Most of the officers too, are 
new to their jobs and the Junior class seems to be the main support of the 
military department at present. 

We have started in on mechanics and it is a snap compared to some 
things. I'll bet anything you please I get over 90 in it. And by the 
way I passed up that Differential Calculus at the special exams yesterday. 
I am on guard to-day and such a nuisance I never saw. The O. D. 
doesn't know what he wants to do, the corporals are positively useless, 
and the privates likewise and I must go down to the guard room and 
coach them up. 

So long, 

O. E. Weise. 
P. S. By the way, I could use another hundred mighty well. 

O. R. W. 


Northfield, Vt., 
November, 23, 1906. 
Dear Sir: — 

Your favor of the 15th with check came duly to hand and was 
gratefully received. I could have used a large amount but will try to 
scrape along on that until you can send more. You must know that the 
Senior year in college is the most expensive one and a first lieutenant 
must live in accordance with his dignity and responsibility. 

I have decided that I will consider any offer of a position as chief 
engineer of any large railroad though I fully believe myself capable of 
filling the place of general manager. If you should hear of a vacancy of 
either description you will do me a favor by notifying me at once. 
Hoping to hear from you soon I remain as ever, 

Orville E. Weise. 


Never under any circumstances harm a man equal in size or larger 
than yourself. My choice of opponents is the smallest man within call. 

Never let him know that you are angry until too late. If possible get 
your arm around his neck and hold his head hown, then ping him good 
and proper, preferably on the kisser. Having accomplished your purpose, 
loose him quickly and spring into bed and go to sleep immediately. No 
man worthy of the name would strike you when asleep. If you fail to 
succeed in the sleep act just laugh gently, and however provoking names 
your opponent may call you, do not get up. I have found that generally 
a man will not strike you when you are lying down. 

I might add that it would be well to turn pale with passion or some 
such artifice, as it lends excitement to the occasion for the spectator, 

A few days later shake hands with your man and be sorry your anger 
got away with you. 

This series of actions will render you more popular, add to the glory 
of your position, keep useless prosy lites away and keep your conceit well 

D. U. Sm-th assisted by H. L. Mull-r. 

Question in Field Service Regulations: — Give the organization of the staff 
of a cavalry regiment. 

Answer: — i captain, adjutant; i captain, quartermaster; i captain, com- 
missary; 2 vegetarians. 

Question by the U. S. Inspector: — "What is the caliber of your rifle?" 

Answer: — "1898, sir." 

Inspector. — "What do you mean by Caliber?" 
Answer — "It is the shooting power of the rifle, sir." 

Cadet (Freshman) to Commandant on Sunday morning: — "I should like 
to get excused from church, sir." 

Commandant: — "Do you hate to stay away from church as much as I dis- 
like to excuse you?" 

Freshman: — "Not quite, sir." 

Heard at the drill given at Montpelier before the Governor and Legis- 
lature. Young lady looking at the cadet acting as Govenor's orderly, 
who was properly standing at attention: — "No, really, is it alive?" 

Comment of the U. S. Army inspector after questioning the cadets, a 
number of whom insisted on calling the Magazine the "chamber": — "I 
suppose they want to name it that because they think the cartridges sleep 
in there." 


"Banished from Rome,? What's banished but act free 
From daily contact with the tilings I loathe?" 

Within great Norwich jail at set of sun, 

With thoughtful step and slow about his cell, 

Hands clasped behind, head bowed and eyes half closed, 

A prisoner walked, who when the morning's sun 

Should tip each eastern mountain with its flame 

Would be led forth unto the scaffold grim 

To yield his life and expiate his sin. 

And as he walked he mused, and I o'erheard 
The substance of his musings, thus he spoke: — 
"What is my sin? For what am I to die? 
What crime against the welfare of the state, 
Have I committed that they treat me so? 
Have I my brother slaughtered in cold blood, 
His buildings burned, or pilfered of his goods? 
Then were it well indeed that I should hang, 
And with my worthless life as well repay 
As that life might the mischief I had done. 

But 'tis not that. A greater crime by far 
Have they laid to my charge, the very name 
Of which would crimson cheeks of palest stone, 
Within our own free land in open day 
I spoke my mind as our law gives me right. 

Tomorrow as the sun above the hills 

Shall show its gleaming face, my skull shall shine 

Topmost upon the heap, and in the air 

The glutted birds will soar and scream with joy." 

The prisoner ceased to speak, I went my way. 
Next morning as I passed that way again, 
I saw his body hanging cold and stiff 
From the tall gallows. All around below 
The stately guard did pace with measured step 
And seemed rejoicing in their bloody deed, 
Then in my heart I said, "Ye cursed swine, 
Grunt while ye may, for later you shall squeal." 

• H. E. HEYER. 



stands for Names that we now proclaim, 

That have hung to '07 though thunder and rain. 

is for One of whom we're all wary, 

Honest and faithful is our own Major Harry. 

stands for Ryan someone nicknamed Pat, 

And Randall called "chub" who loves pretty girls, Oh scat. 

is for Watson our brave Adjutant Bobby, 
To play basketball is always his hobby. 







stands for "Innocence" some try to show, 

But Chesty and Guy like to dance long we know. 

is for "cute" which all the girls say. 
When they meet Babe most every day. 

stands for Handsome, a virtue quite rare, 
It fits Captain "Kid," he blushes so fair. 

is for Union, a trait of the class, 

To Bug and to Dodger here's a full glass. 

again shows Capt. Noyes called Sliver, 
He loves militarism without a quiver. 

stands for IT which is Charlie we see, 
We all surely know when he is O. D. 

is for verses we have compiled, 

We hope not sarcastic and yet not mild. 

stands for Earnestness wonderfully displayed, 

But when someone yells "High" he looks dismayed. 

is for Rapid the rate of our Generals' rise, 

From chevrons to straps with lightning surprise. 

stands for Straps, two years he's had them, 

Would you call Capt. Johnnie a too/.er? Ahem! 

is for Immaculate, the state of our Tim, 
He's a darling, Don't the girls love him. 

stands for Thinker a bright epithet to-day, 
But surely it fits "Leftenant Fay." 

is for Yeaton who foots this rhyme, 

Looking for a cinch all the time. R. L. A. '09. 


"The Art of PUoquence," - - Andrews 

"Norwich Flimsey Gingles," (poetry) Andrews 

"Brilliancy Expounded," Muller 

"Innocence Abroad," - - "Mary" Leonard 

"Athletic Associations and how to Run them," - Clarkson 

"Sixteen Reasons why I am a Promising Young Man," Flint, L. C. 

"That Dear Old Banner," - Davis 

"My Influence Upon Norwich University," - Dewey, F. S. 

"Captain Kid," - - Knight 

'How I Became a Bridge Man," - Davis 

'The Way to be Spiffy," - - - "Lize" Clark 

'The Strenuous Fife" - - Editor War Whoop 

'The Hundredth Girl," - - Roach 

'The College Widow" - Bourdon 

'The Coming Man," - - - Cassidy 

'My Wife and I" - Watson 

'The Man from Gouldsville," - - - Ryan 

'Art of Walking Tours, ' ' - Roach 

'How to Get a High Promotion," - Josiah I. Chase 

'Drafting Perfected," - - - White 

'Whistling Charlie from the Cow Path," - - Frink 

'How to Make and Maintain a Sunny Smile," - Richmond 

'Ten Bar Rooms in One Night," - - - McGarry 

'Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow" - - Day 

'Sure in the Talk," - - - Ford 

"How I Became Famous," - - Schakowski 

'Burnt Sienna Twins" - - - Brown and Nims 

'Revised N. U. Rules and Regulations," - M. J. Noyes 

'Table Etiquette" - - Edwards 

'All Hail, Old Ireland" ' - - Timothy J. Holland 

'Sea Weeds," ----- Cassidy 

'Set Ups," - M. J. Noyes 

'Fires and How to Build Them," - Ryan 

'Work atN. U." - - - - - Hoyt 

'On your Honor," or "Bringing a Junior Class to Time," Graves 

'Married Life at Norwich," - White 

'Matrimony by Mail," - - - - Mitchell 



It has been deemed advisable considering the ultimate importance 
of the English language and the steady growth which it has experienced 
during the past few years, that a new dictionary be published which should 
contain many words with their exact meaning that are now in common 
use. This has been compiled at a great expense of time and labor which 
the editors hope has not been spent in vain. Below are appended a few of 
the words taken at random which show better than many pages of con- 
cise explanation, the scope of the work. 

ANDREWS, n. [Greek ist syllable, a man; Greek 2nd syllable, a flow of 

words.] An incessant talker. 
BREECHES, n. An article of clothing which the sophomores were con- 
siderate enough to wear to military recitations. 
BUCK, n. Applied to the members of '09 in whom military spirit is 

CARPENTER, n. [Latin, carpo, pursue; French, pente, inclination.] 

One who follows an inclination for pleasure. 
CLARK, n. [Latin, clara, famous; Greek, ke, would.] The would-be- 
famous with five of whom the class of '09 is blest. 
CLASS SPIRIT, n. A trait which we are warned against displaying at 

social functions. 
COM, n. The unofficial title of the representative of the nation who 

abides with us. 
DAMON, n. [O. English, damn, to curse; O. English, on, on.] A man 

who swears occasionally. 
DEMOS, n. The impalpable essence of wrong doing which affects our 

nights out quite materially. 
DUB, n. A man on a lower scale as regards his military standing. 
FRAZER, n. [French, frais, price; Latin, sero, to increase.] One who 

charges large prices. 
FUZ, 71. The presiding genius of the chemical or infernal regions. 
HAS BEEN, adj. Applied affectionately to the baseball team for the 

season of '07. 
HIKE, n. A pleasure exertion of about two weeks occurring during the 

hottest part of June. 
LORD, ;/. [Latin, lorum, scourge; Latin, downs, house.] A perfect 

torment to everybody. 
MUCKER, n. An ancient history term for the attendants at our sister 

university U. V. M. 
MUT, n. One whose cerebral envelope is extremely thick. 


PAT, n. Instructor in squintography, which see. 
PRATT, u, [Greek, to accomplish.] A successful man. 
PREX, n. A well known term denoting the official head of the insti- 
ROACH, n. [From Greek word meaning to splash; Latin, acer, violent.] 

One who makes a big splash. 
ROOKE, n. The dignified title bestowed upon those who have not yet 

tarried a year with us. 
SHAG, v. To walk at night in a leisurely manner over a limited course 

carrying a rifle. 
SQUINTOGRAPHY, n. A new science in which the eye is used as a 

focus, the distance taken on a pencil and with a scale rule plotted 

to produce an artistic effect. 
STUCK, adj. An adjective which describes one whose violation of 

sundry rules and regulations has been discovered. 
TIGHTWAD, n. One who refuses money for legitimate purposes. Used 

with striking effect in the Major's chapel address of May 15th. 
TOOZE, v. To love in action. 
WIFE, n. The sharer of all one's joys and woes, room-mate. 

D. A. E. 



Familiarly known as Blue Eyes, has a winning way about him which 
never seems to fail with the ladies. Proud of his shoulder straps and proud 
of his blue eyes, but proudest of all of his privilege of going to Barre when 
his "do" is in. 


Guy is chiefly noted for his constant attendance at church and the ex- 
pert manner in which he can manipulate a 'phone receiver when the call 
comes from down town. His grouchy expression is deceiving, hiding an 
elephantine playfulness awful to behold. 


To the intimates "Chesty," has a strange tendency to gravitate 
toward Boston at the slightest excuse. Hurried and precipitate in all 
movements but not really meaning to be rough. A secondary passion is 
the search for the '07 banner resulting always in failure. His plans are 
original, cute and cutting but fail in the first essential, success. His af- 
fection for football has leaned him toward the method of keeping low and 
bucking hard on all occasions. 



Charlie is primarily distinguished by his petite red necktie. Its a 
beauty and is donned on all occasions when personal appearance counts. 
His first year was hard for him for the bugle calls sounded like the cows 
at home and he never failed to bring his pail along. Has an inherent fac- 
ulty of thinking one thing and saying another just like Sherlock Holmes 
and other great men. Randolph is his lode stone but it is getting weak 


This grave bearing man of large affairs takes himself so seriously that 
no one else needs to. Bears up under his straps with the equanimity (?) 
of a supreme judge, but nevertheless watchful that they are not slighted. 
His By-weekly visits down town show a wierdness the next morning, try- 
ing at times to his inferiors, and amounting almost to frivolity in the dis- 
charge of his duties. 


Timmy is O. K. that's as far as Timmy can see. A military bearing 
of a unique style and a voice striking terror to the hearts of bucks when 
raised in anger have boosted him to the exhalted (?) rank of a ist Lieut. 
He knows that he's a Lieut, and sees that no one else forgets. When 
really in earnest the ladies stand no show at all, but most of the time he 
doesn't mean anything. Is convinced that a few years away from North- 
field will improve his social accomplishments, a thing which can be done. 


Kid is really a handsome youth and while knowing it, there is nothing 
tight about him. Beauty doesn't last forever hence these visits to Barre 
so that all might come and see. His military record is no idle jest as far 
as he can see, and if any one else thinks it funny he had better not pub- 
lish it. Has a sublime confidence that he can whip, well, most anything 
about these parts which has not been dissipated as yet. 

His duty and its proper performance is his first consideration but his 
social duties are not neglected. A striking example of the reward to true 

A very busy man with a whirling of wheels that can be heard for 
miles. Labors under no delusion as to his inability to do anything or any- 
body. Has an affection for children which has led to some embarrassing 
situations but has recovered. Military first and always. Intends to be a 
lawyer and may get there. 


Hardly suited physically for the tremendous burdens he takes upon 
himself, but all there in the spirit. Imagines he has more than an ordin- 
ary genius for detecting things in general and is a light in the giddy social 
whirl down town. 


Along, lean man, with an intellect soaring far above his physical 
height. Has a fondness for all things military especially the "brace." 
Presides over S. C. in a firm but kindly manner. Partakes somewhat in 
the whirl but only that no one should forget the "oak leaf." 


A rollicking Irishman with a daring gleam in his eye. His acquaint- 
ance with things in general and the fountain in particular is marvellous. 
He means all right and a few years hence we hope to see him doing as he 

His time and interests are centered in Dewey hall rather than in the 
barracks but he is proud of the "Platoon" also, and never tires oi 
orating on its fine points. Constant association with his roommate has 
altered that Carbonic arrangement of features and his new arrangement 
of the fluffy curls make him quite attractive. 


A true soldier and violently tried. Has worked for all he has and 
some day he may get all that's coming to him. Has a unique faculty for 
butting in and in fact has advanced ideas on the proper condition of af- 
fairs in the military line. Bufing at the Platoon is his specialty, giving 
advice from a superior to an inferior about things he knows about and lots 
more he doesn't know the least bit about. Isn't half bad as a good fellow, 
but well, he gives me a pain as a soldier, though he can't see it that way. 
He may get wise some day but no one here will ever know it. 


Another terror with the ladies, who is attracted chiefly by his prowess 
at basket ball and base ball. It pains him to report a delinquency but 
when compelled to, can do it with vigor and effect. He has a strong wing 
kept in constant practice by the introduction of stones through windows. 
He is to establish a home for the broken hearts of Northfield. 



Officers of General Alumni Association 


Mr. R. H. P. Ford, C. E. '92, St. Louis, Mo. 

Col. H. O. Kent, A. M., hh- D., '54, Lancaster, N. H. 

Mr. L. C. Bump, B. S., Brandon, Vt. 
Mr. J. M. Holland, B. S. (LL-. B.) New York City. 


Mr. M. D. Smith, B. S., '81, Northfield, Vt. 

Officers of Local Alumni Associations 



Mr. M. D. Smith, B. S., '81, Northfield, Vt. 


Mr. H. G. Woodruff, B. S., '91, Barre, Vt. 

Mr. E. W. Gibson, A. M., '94, Brattleboro, Vt. 

Mr. F. A. Manuel, C. E., '93, Richford, Vt. 

secretary and treasurer. 

Mr. K. R. B. Flint, B. S., '03, Northfield, Vt. 



Gen. Grenville M. Dodge, '50. 


Commander Edward McC. Peters, B. S., '80. 

secretary and treasurer. 

Mr. W. N. Jones, A. M., Room 218, 1 Broadway. 



Mr. E. Wesson, Clark, C. E., '92. 


Dr. J. Q. A. McCollESTER, M. A. '53. 

Mr. J. Albert Howes, '95. 
Mr. George D. Thomas, A. M., '76. 

secretary and treasurer. 

Mr. G. H. Chapin, Ex. '04. 



Judge A. N. Waterman, M. S., L,L. D., '56. 


Mr. F. S. Palmer, '89.' 



(The poet submits apologies for the time worn subject 
and the lack of meter.) 

Oh whistle a tune of the joyful spring 
The sap now runs from the trees below, 

The Christian rules and martial laws we sing, 
Which hand in hand can never go. 

The copious slush is with us still 

And things are running fine. 
Oh say ! is it due to brother Bill 

That weather changes all the time ? 

The "tentative programs" have come and gone, 
"Where did you rank ? " is the only song. 

While winding paths on the snow clad lawn 
Enforce a life of the hammer and tong. 

From my window in daylight and darker hours 
I see the temple of Christian Science 

Black walls once the Dagos' homely bowers, 
Now vacant, to fire and wind it waves defiance. 

The hill still shows in huddled heaps, 
Some rocks that aid with stately grace, 

Advance guard marches and sentinel peeps 
And add to the beauty of the place. 

The Hall Carnegie is still undone 

And gives the workmen some work, more play 
But still 'tis true beneath the sun, 

Undone, unused, 'tis new, 'twill always stay. 

The militant laws are fast and thick 
And days are more than crowded full 

And firm and hard is every stick 
For those too lazy to push or pull. 

Oh sing a song of the joyful spring, 
While burning grass and tours are rife 

For the Dewey system is just the thing. 
To record the ups and downs in life." 


Come, pour the ruby wine my boys, 

And give a loud bravo, 
For our tried and true companions 

Who have left us long ago ; 
They are scattered on the ocean 

Of life's pleasures and life's woe, 
And ne're again may shout with us 

In the Old South Barracks, Oh ! 


In the Old South Barracks, Oh ! 
In the Old South Barracks, Oh ! 
And ne're again may shout with us 
In the Old South Barracks, Oh ! 

They left us here to vegetate 

In military Row, 
To serve the time alloted us 

Through Sunshine and through snow; 
But we'll treasure up in memory, 

Where'er through life we go, 
The names of those who've met with us 

In the old South Barracks, Oh ! 


To the Army and the Navy ; 

Each prospective grand hero, 
Who went from out among us 

To fight his country's foe, — 
May he win a crown of laurels, 

Where'er Fame's breezes blow, 
And shout amid the battle's blast 

For the Old South Barracks, Oh ! 


To our hero-chieftan Ransom 

One glass before we go ; 
His blood bestains the rocky height 

In distant Mexico. 
His country's flag waved o'er him 

When the volley smote him low ; 
And we'll drop for him the silent tear 
In the Old South Barracks, Oh ! 


To the silver-headed veteran 

Who slumbers calm and low, 

West Pointers join the chorus 

From the everglades and snow ; 

We'll crown with brighter memories, 

As onward still we go, 
Our stern old founders cognomen 

In the Old South Barracks, Oh ! 


To the ladies fair of Norwich 

Where'er through life we go, 
We'll treasure up each witching smile 

They e'er did on us throw 
From the Congo's dismal galleries, 

And the cushioned pew below, 
Or erst upon Commencement Day 

From the Old South Barracks, Oh ! 


To the pretty ones who occupy 

Our hearts' internal row, 
Who have chained us by their glances, 

And have stole our 'fectionsso ; 
They have handled Cupid's arrows 

In a way by no means slow ; 
And we'll chorus them eau de vie 

In the Old South Barracks, Oh ! 

To the annual Commencement 

Our heart shall overflow, 
As we lose our boon companions 

Pro bono publico. 
But we'll shout the chorus louder, 

As o'er life's sea we go, — 
A hip hurrah for old N. U., 

And the Old South Barracks, Oh 

To the coming year of jubilee 

Our cups shall overflow, 
When we hope to gather once again 

In eighteen sixty, Oh ! 
To mourn each patriot fallen, 

To share each brother's woe, 
And once more to join in chorusing 

In the Old South Barracks, Oh ! 


Tune : Heidelberg Song. 

Oh Norwich, Alma Mater, dear, 

We pledge thy name today 
For all the strife of years gone by 

Has passed fore'er away; 
We only seek thy honor now 

Whate'er our sign or name 
For old N. U., so good, so true, 

Treats all her sons the same. 
For old N. U., so good, so true, 

Treats all her sons the same. 


Here's to the frat of the white and red, 

Here's to the white and blue, 
Here's to the purple and silver grey, 

To hearts that are ever true; 
Theta and Sig and Delta Kap, 

Commons and grads of old, 
We'll join in a toast that we love to drink, 

Here's to maroon and gold. 

Prof. Woodbury 



Done ! 'tis done ! Athwart the bustling surging years 
Every joy and woe has quick its ending, 

Aught has cursed or blessed but on it follows tears. 
Books are only broken mem'ries' mending. 

Age to youth, a turn that's hallowed, gilded sweet, 

Youth to age, a path of sorrow merely ; 
Tread so ! halt apace, and gazing see 'tis meet, 

Norwich firm in fame and glory clearly. 

Done ! 'tis done, and ending begs a safe release 

Penalty quite light for every scourging 
Crimes of triplet weight you oft will sure appease 

Strike not ! Ask it ! Does my soul need purging ? 

R. D. A. '09. 



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Aug. 14. Summer school opens for Juniors and Seniors. A glad hand and plenty of 
good cheer. 

15. Cuje tells us about his foot ball "stars" that he has secured. Hard luck 

for Dartmouth. 

16. Rain. Everybody has a day off except the man in the drafting room. Mit- 

chell goes to Barre. 

17. First sod thrown. Result, Sherman forced to take a bath. 

18. Parker S. showed the Profs, some points about running a polygon that they 

never dreamed of. Eror of closure 123 . 

19. A very quiet day. 

20. The Seniors hold their apple tournament. Watson and Hoyt tied for first 


21. Stow discovers "Angelina" in the Dog River. Brandy is used to bring him 

out of the swoon. 

22. Frink's "ice cream" trousers ruined by rolling over an egg. 

23. Seniors commence to untangle the notes on the Railroad they are running. 


24. First meeting of the "gang" held. Clarkson elected Pres. 

25. Road map Expedition starts out. Clarkson lost in Williamstown. 

26. Clarkson is found in Barre. 

27. Seniors hold their field meet. Noyes wins 100 yd. dash. Huntley the pole 

vault. Both were coached by "Gussie." 

28. Sophomores meet for summer school with M. M. Stocker, N. U., '03, for 

instructor. Fair well to the dear old "Rookey" days. 

29. Gilmour springs his first joke. 

30. Bourdon takes his first trip to Montpelier. 

31. Knight becomes an expert with the axe. Price $3.60. 

Sept. 3. Stow, North and Bourdon run a line of levels from C. V. station to Ran- 
dolph in 3 hrs. 22 min. and 40 sec. Record Am. Soc. C. E- 

4. Labor Day ! We all labored. 

5. The "Sophs" missed their daily swim. Mr. Stocker at last "got wise." 

7. First summer school bill paid. 

8. Seniors hold their royal social in the wilds of the east hills. Reflection of 

the visions of "Rip Van Winkle." 

9. A few stealthy "Rooks" show their faces upon the University Hill. A re- 

ception awaits them (in our minds eye) . 

10. More Rookies show up. 

11. Sophs begin the Rookies education. 

12. College opens at Retreat. 

14. Physical exams for Rookies — Much ado about nothing. 

15. A pleasant day for the Rookies. 

22. Cassidy's predicament. "What do you mean by moving butts to the right." 

25. A general misunderstanding (?) Shaw reports the entire Junior class for ab- 

senting themselves from stereotomy. 

26. Montpelier H. S. came down today with a crowd of rooters and drum 

corps. Too bad to disappoint them in the foot ball game. Score 40 : o. 

28. Pres. and Mrs. Spooner held a very pleasant reception for the cadets this 


29. Great football game at Dartmouth. Score 5 to o in favor of Dartmouth. Our 

hopes are good and with "Jimmie" and "Nick" we expect to win. 
Oct. 1. Jordan proceeds to read the minds of the Junior class. If he really did the 
vision must have been something fierce. 

5. Military maneuvers today. Browns under Captain Noyes. Blues under 

Captain Knight. A fine practical lesson. 

6. Football game at Andover, Mass. Not very encouraging. Barney hurt. 

7. Football team shows up without captain or manager. 

8. Cassidy returns from Boston with a cargo of sea weeds and whale grissle. 

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12. Interviews in Prexy's office. 

13. Smith has an order (From Sergt. to Buck). Clarkson is walking guard. 
19. Norwich vs. Middlebury at Norwich. Score o — o. 

26. Norwich vs. Brown at Brown. Score 4 : 26 in favor of Brown. Huntley 
made a 40 yard place kick. 
Nov. 1. The entire Corps were in Montpelier to review before the governor today. 
Hard luck for the "Rooks" who met girls. 

2. The new system of court martial went into effect. 

3. Great game at Burlington. A cheering crowd of Norwich boys were pres- 

ent. Vermont barely won. Score 5 to o. 

4. General soreness in one of the companies as the inspection was a little too 

stiff to suit their tastes. 

5. A large list of cadets become famous in chapel, mostly sophomores. 

6. Sophomores get sticks removed ; every one satisfied but the responsible 

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7. Corp. Howe receives the appointment to Annapolis over twenty-four com- 

9. Dance down town. Toozers attend. 

10. Football game at Middlebury. Miserable to relate. 

12. A pleasing story by Nancy : 

"We study evolution and hear the teacher tell, 
How we have all developed from an isolated cell, 
And in the examination some fellows make it plain 
Their principles will bring them to the starting point again." 

13. Platoon hard up for non-coms. Chase and Bourdon promoted to cadet cor- 


14. Great surprise in soph. math. At last an explanation is understood by 

one of the members. 

15. Wonderfull ! The same man understood a problem in Descript. 

16. Dancing school again. Strange things take place. Ask the Toozers. 

19. Rough-house in Freshman classes. 

20. Freshmen stuck. Incidentally they take exercise after recall under direc- 

tion of the non-coms of the guard. 

21. Rooks still walking, likewise beefing on what will happen to the sophs to- 


22. Sophomore-Freshman football game. No score. Good work by Carswell, 

Light and Barney. 

23. Senior Hop tonight. Did they miss their banner ? 

24. Quite a little punch floating around the barracks. Where did it come from ? 

25. Everyone goes to bed while waiting for a little heat to come up from below. 

26. Midnight visitor. Didn't know whether he was inside or out. Sleeps in 

the bath room under hot water. 

27. Visitor departs. 

29. Thanksgiving day. School closes for a recess. 

30. Informal dance on second. Dodger prompts. 
Dec. 1. Reveille at 11:30. Taps at 3:15 a. m. 

2. Reveille same as yesterday. Taps a little later. Individual mess calls 

when needed. 

3. Cadets arrive in bunches of three or four. Glad to get back but don't look 


4. School begins at Reveille. Leonard becomes first sergt. Mitchell sergt. 

Smith, D. F. sergt. and one rook becomes fresh. 

5. Holland promoted to 1st Lieut., and Thomas and Ryan to 2nd Lieuts. 
7. McCarttry promoted sergt. and Graeser becomes corporal. 

11. Excitement begins. Chining of Freshmen today. 

12. Majority of freshmen plunk. Excuses numerous. 

13. Pledging of Freshmen tonight. The tention is broken. 

14. Commons club send delegates to the national convention at Dartmouth. North 

chosen president. Norwich vs. Crescents at basketball. 24 — 23 score. 

15. Exam. week. Grinds stay home from Divine service to plug. 

16. Exams, start. Lights burning all night. 

17. Moore exams. Lights again. 

18. Sophs singing "The melancholy days have come, the saddest of the year." 


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With our hearts chuck full or spunk, 
Still a cramming, still a groaning, 
Just so we'll escape a flunk. 
20. Some go about flunking as if they had done nothing else all their lives. 
Others are sad. "Home Sweet Home" is played at Reveille. 
Jan. 7. School opens at Retreat. A time to appreciate the "glad hand." 

8. Basket ball game with McGill from Montreal. A fast and interesting game. 

N. U. 26, McGill 34. 

9. The Platoon pulls orderly. 

10. At drill testimonials for deafness are handed to Moore, 

n. Sjovall returns. Likewise goes on light duty. 

12. Norwich vs. B. H. S. 47 — 14 in favor of N. U. 

13. New order published. Divine reign of kings questioned. 

14. The great game with Tufts on home floor. We won ! 23 to 15. 

15. Barney, Carpenter G., are promoted corporals. Sourness prevails in spots. 

Some are talking yet. 

16. Differentiating Bee. Cassidy stung. 

17. The same problem in a new dress. The rat in the barrel, now get him out. 

18. Frat initiations tonight. The commons also join in with some merry horse 


19. Some of the rooks are able to walk. Others not, still, others go to Barre. 

20. Collision between two men on snow shoes. Dog killed. 

21. The eight senior officers go to Brattleboro to attend officers school. What 

a relief ! 

22. Pleasure gives way to wrath when that senior "on his honor" sticks the en- 

tire Junior class. Root succeeds Fraser on the dance committee. 

23. Lieut Friuk approves sick permits. 

24. Moore has changed room-mates. Intends becoming qualified to enter the 

contest for demerits. 

25. Game with Co. D. at St. Johnsbury. We have forgotten the score. 

26. McCarthy finds he has been moved into the street. Demands satisfaction 

and gets it. 

27. Root puts in a bill for moving Mac, 1-3 hours at fifteen cents per. The 

funny part is he gets it. 

28. Everybody at N. U. reads the Montpelier Argus. I wonder why ? 

31. Lights out in the bath room. Who found the hot radiator he hadn't lost ? 
Feb. 1. Fraternity banquets tonight. Toasts and news galore. Lowell Textile vs. 
N. U. at Northfield 

2. Everybody looks like "the morning after." 

3. General odor of tobacco on the uniforms at church, several people move 

nearer the front of the church. 

5. Anderson went on guard today. 

6. Basket ball team leaves for southern Vermont and Massachusetts trip. First 

game at White River. Score, "Not so well." 

7. N. U. vs. Springfield. What's the use playing professionals. Tufts Glee 

Club in town. A gay time at the Armory. 

8. N. U. vs. Cushing. Score 8 to 13. Tufts club came on to the hill this 

morning. They-were held up by military authorities and required to 
sing in Dewey Hall. Good spirits and a return of cheers. 

9. There is music in the air, everybody sings "its always fair weather when 

good fellows get together." Basket ball game with Williston. 

10. Basket ball team returns to N. U. A narrow escape from a wreck on the 

C. V. 

11. Everybody froze out on the west side, 30 degrees below zero. 

12. Swimming lessons again taken up on first. One man nearly drowns while 

swimming from bath to radiator. 

13. Chase plans to take team to Randolph. Brown also willing. Noyes wants 

to go as referee. 

14. Sjovall comes off light duty for two hours. 

15. Independents trim Randolph H. S. 

16. Muller says he will not back down. He draws a lemon. 

17. Everybody trembles. The iron laws of military declare a stiff inspection. 

18. Norwich organizes a glee club with "Wager." Brush at the head. 

20. Bowlegged club meets tonight. 

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23. Brookfield ride comes off. Very cold, while a cadet tries to warm two girls 
simultaneously he gets badly stung. 

24. "Mysterious Bill" has passed us another icy blast. He is caught turning 
the cranks the wroug direction. 

25. Temperature John holding up the bottom of the thermometer. 

26. Just come out. Holland was out in society Sunday. 

27. Sherman spends yet another day in the library (looking over books.) 

28. Thomas buys the Orange stripes. 
Heyer says what he thinks and is deported. 
Square Toes on the trail for tuition fees. 
A man caught paying Square toes. 

5. Northfitld town meeting. Goes no license by majority. 

6. Leaks out that eight cadets voted No, and two yes. 

7. Chosen ones start for New York on the midnight. 
9. New York Alumni banquet. 

Return of chosen except Davis and Light. 
Stories told during the late hours. 
Huntley sports green shoe laces. 

'Tis not the springtimes happiness of lass and lovesome swain, 
'Tis not the brightning sunshine or the sweetly saddening rain, 
But 'tis the thought that soon we'll be at home sweet home again, 
That makes me love the spring. 
April 9. School opened at Retreat. O'Donnell hasn't shown up. 

10. "Blues" are given out. Hard luck for some. Speech to Platoon by Thomas. 

11. Seniors and Juniors get delayed reports. Thomas issues ultimatum regard- 

ing the criticism of non-coms by bucks. 

13. D. U. was seen mopping his room. Bourdon went away again after an- 

swering a 'phone call. Trimmed M. H. S. 

14. A false report was circulated that there was to be no church. 

15. Lindsey recited in Hydraulics. 

15. Some one has seen the '07 banner again. 

19. Sophomore Hop. Freshmen got busy but with no results. 
22. Baseball at Hanover. We lost 7 — o. 

May 2. Government inspection. They sure did work some but the report is that 
we are the candy kids. Another special order. 

3. Everyone sleeping hard. No drill. 

4. Special exams. Flunkers fall in. 

8. We hear bad news from Exeter. 

9. More bad news from Cushing. 

10. Base ball team resting in Boston. 

11. M. A. C. trims the'team beautifully. Warm weather approaching. Ryan 

looking forward to his annual plunge, [in the fountain]. 

12. Base ball. Call in for the day and tell us how it was. 

13. Vermont gets into the team for 16 runs. 

14. One of the famous members of '08 took an important part in a quiet wed- 

ding after which he made a bet with the bridesmaid and won. 

15. Clarkson Tec. has its turn at the N. U. nine. 

16. St. Lawrence game and another discouraging report. 
18. M. A. C. beat us butnot so badly as before. 

20. If we win tomorrow hard luck for the Dago shanties and the barn. 

21. St. Lawrence 9. N. U. 10. Twelve innings. Midnight and a still alarm is 

sent around. The barn is burning beautifully. 

22. Corps marched to Dewey hall and cross-examined. Some nice straight (?) 

stories are told, suspicion lurking everywhere. 

23. Suspects more severely questioned. No conflictions in stories reported. 

24. Culprit still in hiding. Freshman dance. Hop bad for rookies. 

25. O'Donnell takes his "ponies" to 'Pelierfor practice. 

26. Stow and Frost are excused from church. 

27. Everyone going to 'Pelier to the game. 
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The Juniors the honor (?) upon us have thrust 
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